Hosting the PFA Scotland red carpet event ahead of the Player of the year awards alongside my fellow journalist, Adam Binnie was the highlight of an amazing season working in and covering the best Scottish football had to offer.
The PFA Scotland Player of the year awards is the Oscars of Scottish Football, where players from the past and present come together to celebrate what has been a fantastic year for the Scottish game.
On the night, ten awards were handed out to those who’ve made a positive contribution to Scottish football.
So, what is the red carpet? Think E News! covers The Met Gala, The Golden Globes or even The Academy Awards.
The Hilton Hotel in Glasgow was the venue to host the biggest names in Scottish football and we got to speak to them all.
Having already chatted to the nominees at the unveiling a few weeks earlier, they were now all happy to give us their thoughts on the season and the possibility of winning an award.
But before the important guests arrived, co-host Adam and I had to be suited and booted for rehearsals at 2pm. For the record, I don’t recommend wearing high heels for 12 hours!
We had our scripts memorised to record in almost every corner of the decorated hotel and of course, the ballroom where the main event was taking place.
Trying to tick off everything on our script was a tough task, especially when the piper was having a sound check during our practice run! But hey, that’s showbiz!
The ballroom was just across the balcony from where the winners would be interviewed.
Once they had gone on stage and accepted their award, they would make their way backstage to reveal to us what it feels like to win the award.
As you can imagine, they were a lot more relaxed talking to us having won the award moments earlier.
Five of the awards were handed out before dinner and then five after dinner, which gave us a chance to refuel for the second half of the night.
Around midnight, we rounded off the last of the interviews and then made our way in to join the ‘after party.’
It was a very special night and one both Adam and I will never forget. Hopefully, we will be asked back again next year to do it all again!