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Sir Rod Stewart dubs prestigious gong at Scottish Music Awards a 'treble celebration' after Celtic win

Sir Rod Stewart has dubbed his prestigious win at the Scottish Music Awards a 'treble celebration' after Celtic's win over Dundee United at the weekend.

The singer was thrilled to visit Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom for the first time ever on Saturday, November 5 to collect the Outstanding Achievement in Music Award, as he was joined by fellow footie fan and best pal, John McLaughlin, to sing Maggie May on stage.

The Hoops mad celeb dodged the early ‘green’ carpet at the music event after being held up in traffic following his attendance at Parkhead to watch Celtic’s 4-2 victory against Dundee United, arriving at the venue shortly after 8pm.

After a quick change, he emerged in a shiny patterned jacket, and was asked if it was a ‘double celebration’ on account of his team’s triumph, to which he joked: “It’s a treble celebration.”

But after making a hilarious exit out of his chauffeured people carrier, and throwing himself into different poses for his adoring public, the star admitted he was 'disgusted' that he'd never played the iconic Ballroom before.

The Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? chanter said he was 'disgusted' that he'd never played the famed venue before (Bev Lyons)

Looking down a camera lens on a phone, he added: “I need to do something about my hair. I’ve never been to the Barrowlands. I’ve never played here. Isn’t that disgusting?”

During his speech, Sir Rod admitted he’d first arrived in Scotland in 1966 to watch football. He told the audience: “I’m wonderfully drunk at this moment. As you know, I’ve got an English accent, but I love Scotland.

"Let me tell you a wee story. I came up to see England play Scotland in 1996 at Hampden Park. My brother said to me 'for f***s sake, don’t open your mouth.'"

Touching upon his late dad, he explained: “I’m just sorry my dad is not here to see me get this award. I’ve had a knighthood and every award you can imagine but this is the first one from the land of my father.”

The stars assembled to honour the Nordoff Robbins charity (Bev Lyons)

Altered Images' Clare Grogan picked up the Living Legend award alongside other performers including The View, Dylan John Thomas and Rianne Downey, all of whom attended in honour of music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins.

Speaking about the fundraiser, Rianne said: “I truly believe in the power of music. It's been such a healing thing to have in my life.

“I think the award should be named, the award for the girl that didn’t give up. It's going to be special night and I'm going to try really hard to stay sober because I’m singing at the end of the evening.

"It's amazing, and so unexpected on so many levels. I feel like this is my moment again. This is who I am, this is who I've always wanted to be and I'm still managing to be that person. It's just the most powerful thing."

Kyle Falconer from The View noted: “This is the first time the lads and I have been together properly on stage for five years. We are a new improved version of The View and it's great to be back for such an important event.

Rod Stewart paid tribute to his dad at the Scottish Music Awards (YouTube)

"We are working on something special at the moment but can’t really say too much about it.”

Edith Bowman added: “Even if it's listening to music while I'm taking the kids to school in the morning, there's nothing better for me than getting in the car and putting some tunes on.

"After a couple of songs, I feel like we could put the world to rights. My youngest is really starting to find his expression through music. He's plays quite a number of instruments now and I can see the difference in him.

"If he's stressed or upset about something, or worried or anxious about school, music really helps him."

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