It was a night that brought fashion and punk royalty together in one of the most unlikely places. Yesterday evening the 2009 Scottish Fashion Awards saw musician Siouxsie Sioux join designers Graeme Black and Pam Hogg at Stirling Castle to celebrate the best of Scottish fashion.

The annual event, for which The Herald is media partner, took place in front of a glamorous audience in the Great Hall in Stirling Castle. Other guests included Clare Grogan, supermodel Jade Parfitt and television presenter Nick Ede.

Winners included Graeme Black, who saw off competition from Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders to claim the Scottish Fashion Awards Designer of the Year title, sponsored by

Other winners at the event, which is in its fourth year, included Holly Fulton, who was crowned the Scottish Fashion Awards Young Designer of the Year, sponsored by The Scottish Fashion Council, and Harris Tweed Hebrides, which was named Scottish Fashion Awards Textile Brand of the Year, sponsored by The Herald.

Cult designer Hogg was inducted into the Scottish Fashion Awards Hall of Fame, sponsored by Hotel du Vin, after receiving a video message from Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry. Tessa Hartmann, founder and director of the event, said: "Every year we endeavour to raise the bar and I think we really have this year, in terms of the wealth of talent.

"To have so many successful designers, fashion editors, photographers, supermodels and personalities gather from around the world to take to the tartan red carpet at the majestic Stirling Castle is such a thrill.

"I have heard it said that the Scots don't have enough fashion talent to sustain an event like this each year - looking at the impressive line-up of new and established names this evening, I think they must feel rather silly now."

Guests were treated to a champagne reception before being lead into the Great Hall to watch the awards ceremony, which was presented by style expert Louise Roe. The audience were then treated to a three-course meal created by Nick Nairn before joining more guests at the after-show party.

Ms Hartmann added: "Between Graeme Black entertaining the London fashion pack and Pam Hogg rocking the castle walls, I think it's safe to say it was our most exciting awards yet.

"This isn't just about Scottish Fashion, it's about celebrating a fashionable Scotland, and we did just that."

The judging panel for the event included Gant creative director Brian Rennie, editor Dolly Jones and Janette Harkess, deputy editor of The Herald.

"It's great to see so many great names on the list of winners - both established names and exciting new talents," said Dolly Jones. "We're really pleased to have been associated with this event again this year and to help highlight all the stylish success that Scotland continues to offer."

"What a list of nominees to choose from - despite the incredible talent of this competition, it was a pleasure to see Graeme win. His is a classic style infused with modern details often inspired by his Scottish heritage, so it seems fitting that he should take this year's prize."

Brian Rennie said: "The last year has been a whirlwind for me, flying around the world working on the Gant creative campaigns.

"When I stopped to judge the Scottish Fashion Awards this year I was absolutely delighted and so impressed at the calibre of talent. It gives me a great sense of pride that Scotland can put on such a globally recognised event such as the Scottish Fashion Awards, pull in the world's top fashion press and, indeed, pull it off."

In spite of the economic climate, the ceremony managed to attract a list of glamorous sponsors including Warehouse, BAA Glasgow and Swarovski, who displayed their jewellery collections in a catwalk show on the night. Nathalie Colin, creative director at Swarovski, said: "The nature of Swarovski crystal, in a constant creative metamorphosis, echoes the personality of designers always pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity."

Graeme Black said: "I'm very excited to be here. These events are wonderful. As a designer, they make you stop and think about what you are doing. There is so much talent in Scotland and it's a shame because sometimes we just don't blow our own trumpet enough, and we should do this more." Don't miss Saturday's Herald Magazine for full coverage of the Scottish Fashion Awards.

The winners: Scottish Fashion Awards Hall of Fame, sponsored by Hotel du Vin: Pam Hogg Scottish Fashion Awards Designer of the Year 2009, sponsored by Graeme Black Scottish Fashion Awards Textile Brand of the Year 2009, sponsored by The Herald: Harris Tweed Hebrides Scottish Fashion Awards Young Designer of the Year 2009, sponsored by The Scottish Fashion Council: Holly Fulton Scottish Fashion Awards Retailer of the Year 2009, sponsored by Stirling Council: Ultimo Scottish Fashion Awards Model of the Year 2009, sponsored by Fake Bake: Gillian Cook, The Model Team Scottish Fashion Awards Communicator of the Year 2009, sponsored by BAA Glasgow: Nick Ede Scottish Fashion Awards Graduate of the Year 2009, sponsored by Homecoming Scotland: Neil Young, Central St Martins Scottish Fashion Awards Accessory/Jewellery Designer of the Year 2009, sponsored by Swarovski: Joyce Paton: millinery and accessories Scottish Fashion Awards Best Use of Scottish Fabric by an International Designer 2009: Paul Smith Scottish Fashion Awards Style Icon 2009, sponsored by Marks & Spencer: Jenni Falconer Scottish Fashion Awards New Face, sponsored by Warehouse: Christina Chalk