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Scottish rock legends Biffy Clyro become second recipients of Tennent's Golden Can award

Scottish rock legends Biffy Clyro have become the second recipients of Tennent’s Lager’s Golden Can, a brand new award designed to honour cultural legends.

Published: March 10, 2017
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The Ayrshire trio were presented with the award at a local bar as they celebrated the 15-year anniversary of their first LP Blackened Sky which debuted in March 2002.

Biffy Clyro, whose relationship with Tennent's stretches back 18 years to 1999, when the band played the T Break Stage at T in the Park, were delighted to receive the hand-crafted Golden Can.

Tennent’s say they have been involved in some of Scotland’s most memorable cultural events in recent years, and is now looking to celebrate individuals who have raised the bar both at home and beyond.

The band will now join Trainspotting author and literary hero Irvine Welsh as they enter the Golden Can Hall of Fame. Welsh was presented the inaugural can in January ahead of the T2 Trainspotting premiere for his considerable service to Scottish literature, stage, film and social media.

Tennent’s will award future Golden Cans to deserving candidates from sport, music, comedy and other areas of Scottish culture over the coming months.

Frontman Simon Neil said: "Tennent’s has played a role in some really special moments throughout our career, from the T break Stage all the way to the Main Stage at T in the Park, so it’s cool to receive the Golden Can Award. We hold the record for the most appearances at T in the Park which is something we’re very proud of, and it was an honour to headline in 2014.

"Big thanks to Tennent’s for giving us the second ever Golden Can. It’s amazing to join Irvine Welsh as a recipient, and we look forward to seeing who joins us on the list”

Alan McGarrie, Head of UK Brand Marketing at Tennent’s, said: “Nobody can argue that Biffy Clyro are one of the biggest bands Scotland has ever produced. We’re Semi-Mental about them as they are of course one of the biggest success stories of our T-Break program. Their career truly has reached Biblical status, making them a perfect choice to receive the Tennent’s Golden Can Award.

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“The boys will now be joining Irvine Welsh in our Hall of Fame, so they’ll be in good company. We’ll be handing out more Golden Can Awards to deserving Scots in the coming weeks and months, so keep an eye out for the next one. Mon the Biff!”

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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