Scott Barclay – Chair of the Icon Awards

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Chair of the Icon Awards

Scott’s career as a respected financial advisor has taken him all over the world where he specialised in emerging markets, eventually settling in Glasgow working with some of the biggest financial institutions in the world.

In December 2014, Scott and his husband of 8 years were chosen to be the very first same sex couple to be married in Scotland. Scott and his husband were proud to become part of Scotland’s history and have given speeches all over the world advocating for same sex marriage, equality and human rights. Scott and his husband’s portrait can currently be seen in an exhibition in Scotland’s National Gallery.

In recognition of his advocacy for human rights, Scott was asked to be part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Fly the Flag for Human Rights’ campaign in 2015. Scott is a passionate advocate for epilepsy awareness, a condition he lives with and delivers speeches all over the world about his life being LGBT and disabled. In recognition of this work, Scott was presented with the ’UK Inspirational Champion 2016’ Award in London this year by the charity Young Epilepsy. Named in 2015 as one of Scotland’s most influential LGBT+ business leaders by The Herald newspaper, Scott is delighted to return as Chair of the Icon Awards