MUSIC fans are urged to vote for their favourite Scottish album ahead of a prestigious awards ceremony.
Although I'm not a huge fan of awards ceremonies per se, I am intrinsically linked to the Scottish Album of the Year Award and everything it represents.
I reckon that many of the musicians currently releasing albums on cassette were barely born when the damn things were snapping and unspooling back in the day.
In 1965 a musical tide washed up in London from South Africa that belied the musicians' pain and longing with a celebratory spirit that can still be felt today.
It has been four years since The Vaccines' debut album What Did You Expect...
A few eyebrows were raised, not least by the band members themselves, when The Long Haul by The Wynntown Marshals was placed at No 10 in the Sunday Herald's Scottish Albums of 2013 list.