Local man to be honoured at awards

Scott Baxter
Scott Baxter

A Newburgh man will be recognised for his various achievements at the Annual Order of the Scottish Samurai (OSS) Awards this weekend.

Scott Baxter will be presented with honours for his contributions, expertise and services to Scotland, the third sector and the community at The Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen on Sunday, October 1.

The OSS is a not for profit organisation with a charitable purpose.

It seeks to recognise, celebrate and connect those who have achieved excellence in their field and/or who have made a substantial contribution to their community for the greater good of the community by bestowing upon suitable individuals The Order of the Scottish Samurai.

The award primarily recognises the long friendship between Scotland and Japan and seeks to build upon the shared values of the two nations and cultures to enable deeper friendship and shared initiatives influenced by the recipients.

These bonds and long term friendship date back to the late 19th century to Thomas Blake Glover a Scottish industrialist who also became known as “The Scottish Samurai” as a result of his influence and respect within Japanese society.

The awards will be presented by Daisuke Matsunaga Consul General of Japan, Ronald Stewart Watt, 9th Dan, OBE,ORS and Dr Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon Kind of Arms.

In addition to the awards, guests will be entertained by live music and karate demonstrations as well as presentations on the Glover Whisky, Japanese food and other cross culture themes.

The event will finish with a ceilidh by Iron Broo and songs by Yvonne Morton.