2006 – Amanda-Jane Taylor

2005 – Angus Farquharson

2004 – Peter Mitchell

2003 – Gothenburg Heroes

2002 – Olympic Gold winning Curling Team

2001 – Sarah Mack

2000 – Roy Walker

1999 – The Krankies

1998 – Captain Colin Farquharson

1997 – Jamie Theakston

1996 – Lesley Joseph

1995 – Rosemarie Ford

1994 – Lieutenant General Sir Peter Graham

1993 – Linda Lusardi

1991 – Rod Hull & Emu

1990 – Jimmy Cricket

1989 – Stu Francis

1988 – Allan Stewart

1987 – Jim McColl and Carole Baxter

1986 – Air Marshall Sir John Donald

1985 – Keith Chegwin

1984 – Jane Franchi

1983 – Andy Cameron

1981 – Scotland the What

1980 – Dr Maitland Mackie

1979 – Nicholas Parsons

1978 – Diana Dors

1977 – Marchioness of Aberdeen (Queen’s silver jubilee)

1976 – Robert Dougal

1975 – Anne Lorne Gillies

1974 – Donny B McLeod

1973 – Bobby Charlton

1972 – Maitland Mackie jnr

1971 – David Dimbleby

1966 – Michael Miles

1969 – The Alexander Brothers

1968 – He Who Shall Not Be Named

1967 – Alexander Pirie (in his 100th year)

1965 – Frankie Vaughan

1964 – Anne Shelton (cancelled -Typhoid)

1963 – Patricia Phoenix

1960 – Miss Morren (crowned Lady Jane Gordon)

1959 – Calum Kennedy

1958 – Major Gordon

1957 – Jon Whiteley

1956 – Robin B Duff

1954 – Lord Aberdeen

1953 – Mrs Wingate

1952 – Captain A Manson

1951 – H R Spence MP

1955 – Richard Dimbleby

1949 – N M Paterson

1948 – Lord Provost Tommy Mitchell

1947 – Dave Willis