Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Posted by: SASNY
Members and guests of the Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York will gather on Friday, November 22nd, at the Society’s 263rd Anniversary Banquet celebrating Saint Andrew's Day and to honor writer and broadcaster. Mr. Kay will be presented with the Mark Twain “Sammy” Award, created to honor those who have had a positive impact on the Scots community around the globe.
Writer and broadcaster, Billy Kay was born in Galston, Ayrshire in 1951, and educated at Galston High School, Kilmarnock Academy and Edinburgh University. His company Odyssey Productions produces documentaries on Scottish cultural history for BBC Radio Scotland, winning five international awards for series like The Complete Caledonian Imbiber. Television series he has presented include Haud Yer Tongue for Channel 4 Schools and Miners for BBC Scotland.