Sarah Smith

This year's Scottish Politician of the Years Awards were again held at Edinburgh's Prestonfield House and this year's host was BBC's Scotland Editor Sarah Smith.

More than 500 guests attended the event which is a highlight of Scotland's political calendar.

This main award went to Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman OBE. Jeane used to be an adviser to former first minister Jack McConnell and became Heath Secretary in June this year. She received her OBE in 1996 for services to the rehabilitation of offenders.