The fifth St Andrew’s Day Lunch at The Savoy takes place on Friday 24th November 2017 from noon to 5.00pm. Four years ago, it was our view at London Scottish rugby club that no-one really “owned” St. Andrew’s Day in London. This presented an opportunity to create a new and exciting event in London, celebrating St Andrew’s Day and being Scottish in London. Hence, the inaugural St Andrew’s Day Lunch (SADL) at The Savoy was born in 2013.

SADL brings together the London and Scottish business, sports and entertainment communities to have fun, raise money for good causes and celebrate outstanding achievement through the Great London Scot Awards in a world-class hotel – The Savoy on the Strand.

Click here to download the official 2017 St Andrew’s Day flyer.

What’s it all about?

  • A fantastic event held at The Savoy Hotel on the Strand for 300 guests including sporting heroes, business leaders and other celebrities
  • Superbly entertaining guest speaker – Iain Gordon, former Senior Police Officer with Strathclyde Police
  • Auctioneer – Jonny Gould, comedian and broadcaster
  • Fundraising – in addition to London Scottish, this year’s event will be raising funds for Doddie Weir’5 Trust.

Presentation of the Great London Scot Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Jolomo (John Lowrie Morrison OBE) – celebrated contemporary Scottish artist
  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Lucinda Russell, first Scottish female trainer to win the Grand National with ‘One For Arthur’ in 2017
  • Outstanding Young Talent Award – Mark Robertson, part of the history making Scotland Sevens squad and Olympic silver medallist.

Previous winners of the awards include:


  • Sir Ian Wood, GBE
  • Dame Katherine Grainger, OBE
  • Jamie Murray, OBE
  • Gordon Reid, MBE


  • Sir Craig Reedie, CBE
  • Martin Gilbert
  • Hannah Miley
  • David Smith, MBE


  • Bernard Gallacher, OBE
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Robert Smith of Kelvin KT
  • Nicola Benedetti, MBE


  • Sophie Kennedy Clark
  • Sir Andy Murray, OBE

In addition to London Scottish Rugby, this event has also raised funds for many good causes including:

  • The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
  • Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity (formerly Yorkhill Children’s Charity
  • The STV Appeal
  • University of Aberdeen Spinal Injury Research
  • The Archie Foundation