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Scotland has produced some of the world’s greatest music in the last forty years. But which tracks would you choose to represent the very best the nation has produced in that time?
STV, in association with ‘Real Radio’ and ‘The Sun’ has created a great new series which aims to find the twelve tracks, released between January 1st 1970 and December 31st 2010, that the public believes represents the cream of Scottish popular music. The twelve tracks, made up of three each from the seventies, eighties, nineties and noughties, would be declared as Scotland’s “Greatest Album”.
Over a period of five weeks, the tracks will be revealed.
The first four programmes will reveal 60 shortlisted songs across the four separate decades: 70’s; 80’s; 90’s and 00’s; and STV Viewers, Real Radio’s listeners and The Sun’s readers (“voters”) will be invited to vote for their favourite tracks. The fifth programme will reveal the winning three tracks for each decade which will make up the final twelve “Greatest Album” tracks to be revealed in the final programme.
The Selection Panel
Geoff Ellis (Chairman) - CEO of DF Concerts (promoters of T-In-The-Park;
John McLaughlin - Songwriter and record producer (who has written chart topping hits for, among others, Westlife, Busted);
Jim Gellatly - Scottish Sun music columnist
Steve McKenna - Sony Award winning Real Radio DJ;
Joan McAlpine - Scottish Cultural commentator and award winning journalist and blogger;
Pat Nevin - Former Scotland international footballer and occasional DJ.
Selecting the shortlisted Tracks
Voting for your favourite tracks
The Voting Period
Terms and Conditions
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Greatest Album Vote
The promoter is STV Central Limited (“STV”) of Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1PQ.
1.1 Viewers must be registered with STV.TV to vote.
1.2 Any person who, during the course of the voting period, is an employee or an immediate family member of any employee of STV or an employee of any other person involved with the making of the programme, is ineligible to participate.
2. Conditions of Entry
2.1 Votes shall be cast by participants selecting three tracks within the voting period specified within the programme and the Competition Rules. Preferences exercised, received by STV and prevailing at 04.10.11 at 21:00 until 11.10.11 at 23:59 for the 70s show; 11.10.11 at 22:00 until 18.10.11 at 23:59 for the 80s show; 18.10.11 at 22:00 until 25.10.11 at 23:59 for the 90s show; and 25.10.11 at 22:00 until 01.11.11 at 23:59 for the 00s show (“the voting period”) shall be the votes cast.
2.2 By entering a vote, participants acknowledge that they have read and accept the terms and conditions and the voting rules.
2.3 All votes must be received by STV within the voting period. Entries will be accepted automatically when the voting period ends.
2.4 Votes cast after the closing date will not be accepted or counted.
2.5 No responsibility will be taken by STV for any votes that are delayed for technical or other reasons or received after the closing date and time, including any failures on the Internet.
2.6 STV reserves the absolute right to disqualify any entrant which it considers has used improper technical or other means to enter.
2.7 STV will not charge for casting a vote. Entrants are liable for their own network or service provider costs to access mobile or computer networks which may apply, to submit votes.
3. Legal Information
3.1 All decisions of STV will be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into.
3.2 These Terms and Conditions are governed by the law of Scotland.