The Event

The Balmoral, Edinburgh
1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ
Friday 8 October 2021
1pm | Welcome drinks reception
2pm | Lunch
3pm | Awards ceremony
5pm | Guests leave
Prestonfield House

The Venue

For over a century, The Balmoral has found a home at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street. A landmark hotel set in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, The Balmoral combines stunning views and warm hospitality with world-class facilities to create the perfect setting for the 2021 Scottish Mortgage Awards.
 Prestonfield House

The Awards

The 2021 Scottish Mortgage Awards will celebrate the people, products and services that demonstrate excellence and originality within the Scottish intermediary mortgage market. Judged by independent and respectable experts, the awards will bring together the sector’s most senior operators, providing the perfect opportunity to network in exclusive surroundings.
Cheese Cake

The Food

You will be treated to a sumptuous 3-course sit down lunch in the fabulous Sir Walter Scott suite. Using sensational, seasonal ingredients—the best of the Scottish larder—The Balmoral’s food will take your breath away and leave a lasting impression.
Fred MacAulay

The Host

We are delighted to announce the return of our resident host, the wonderful Fred MacAulay. Fred is one of the most polished comedy talents in the country. His broadcast credits include QI, They Think It’s All Over and Radio Scotland’s long-running breakfast show, MacAulay & Co. He is now a regular on a raft of radio panel games and presents events across the world.
Black Tie

Dress Code

As this year’s Scottish Mortgage Awards is an afternoon affair, the dress code is smart/business casual. Think summer wedding rather than black tie!
Prestonfield House hotel


Elegant and stylish, The Balmoral’s 167 rooms and 20 suites offer an invitation to experience and enjoy Scottish heritage. Many of the rooms add to the sublime sense of place with views out over Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the Old Town. To enquire about a room at The Balmoral, please contact us at [email protected].