Oban Saints Football Club lifted the coveted Local Club of the Year award at this year's Sunday Mail and sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards.

Oban Saints are one of the Scottish FA's Quality Mark clubs, and do a tremendous job in their local community, creating opportunities for young people to participate in football.

David Buchanan, Iain Jackson, Iain Alexander and Thomas Sharp represented Oban Saints at the awards ceremony, hosted by Stephen Jardine and Ali Douglas at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow.

The Saints rubbed shoulders with sporting stars like Sir Alex Ferguson, Catriona Matthew, John Higgins, Dario Franchitti and Andy Murray, who were all vying for the Sports Personality of the Year Award. Catriona, the first ever Scottish woman to win a golf major, lifted the trophy.  

Club secretary David Buchanan, said: "We were delighted even to be nominated for this prestigious award by the Scottish FA, and to win was very special. It is a reward for everybody at the club for all the hard work they've put in over the years."

As part of the build-up to the awards, an STV crew filmed a recent training session.

David said: "The STV crew were there for over an hour filming the training session and doing interviews in the howling wind and almost horizontal rain. They were impressed with the turnout from our senior, youths and ladies teams in such abysmal conditions. It was obviously enough to help bring the award back to Oban!"

Paul McNeill, Scottish FA West Regional Manager, said: "Oban Saints do a fantastic job for the community and have over 150 young people playing football every Sunday at their soccer centre. They also have teams form U13 right through to the adult team.

Because of their location, the teams need to travel for around two hours every second week to play games, and I think this shows the hard work, passion and enthusiasm from everyone involved with the club."