ABERHILL artist David Mach has won a prestigious Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for Art.
The former Buckhaven High pupil is one of the UK’s most respected artists and his largest solo exhibition to date “Precious Light” ran this year at the City Arts Centre in Edinburgh.
He joins an impressive list of previous winners of the Award that includes Richard Demarco, Jim Lambie and fellow Fifer Jack Vettriano.
The Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards are now in their 14th year and were established by the independent, family-owned single malt whisky brand to recognise individuals who lead the way in various aspects of Scottish culture.
Nominees are selected by a consulting panel but the final winners are chosen by public vote.
David was presented with his accolade by renowned painter and former winner of the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for Art, Alison Watt.
Elizabeth Lafferty from Glenfiddich said: “David’s work is both pioneering and inspiring. We are delighted to have been able to play a part in recognising his talent.”
There are nine categories in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards – Music, Art, Business, Environment, Sport, Writing, Screen, Food and Top Scot.
The winners of the Awards, determined by public vote, were: Business – Simon Howie (butcher), sport – Neil Fachie (para-cylist), art – David Mach, environment – Dr Alan Bowman, food – Norman MacDonald (Café One, Inverness), music – David Paul Jones, screen – Karen Gillan (actress), writing – Alan Bissett, top Scot – Dr Gordon Rintoul, National Museums Scotland