Edward Reid

From BGT & GO Radio

Known across the country as the Nursery Rhyme guy after his performance on Britain's Got Talent, Edward went on to win Radio Forth's best Forth fringe show and was awarded Entertainer of the year with Big Hearted Scotland. Edward works in theatre and is a popular host at corporate events from ladies lunches, award ceremonies and charity balls. He recently became a presenter on Go Radio. Hosting a Saturday night show Guilty Pleasures.

In 2016 Edward trained with The British School of Meditation and is also a qualified Meditation teacher specialising in Mindfulness He is now a regular key note speaker at conference and mental health events bringing a fun accessible way to well being and happiness. Edward Reid is one of Scotland's most loved entertainer's.

Paul Veverka

Editor of the Blantyre Telegraph and published history Author.

Paul Veverka was “thrilled to be on board as a judge!” Born in 1971, he works in the Construction Industry as a manager for the Water Sector. In his own words he’s a self-confessed 'local history geek’ and is recognised as an historian with several books published. Never one to be idle, he’s also the owner of popular non-profit charitable news outlet, the 'Blantyre Telegraph' which he runs in his spare time in evenings and weekends which has over

A Blantyre family man at heart, he’s been involved with Blantyre Oscars and Community Committee helping organise Summer Galas and Festive Events. He told us, “I can’t wait to be a judge for this competition and very humbled to be asked. I hope to bring further positivity and seeing the panel of other judges, I’m lucky to be in such good company! Looking forward to seeing what Lanarkshire has to offer. Bring on the talent!”

Nicky Samuel McDonald

Singer, Song writer and X-Factor Runner-Up 2013

Nicky Samuel McDonald is the Singer/ Musician from Motherwell who is most well know as the X-Factor runner up in 2013 and a semi-finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2009. After his impeccable rendition of You Raise Me Up, he was destined for stardom and started to receive national coverage. With his cheeky chappie attitude millions of viewers warmed to the Scottish star.

Victoria Farquhar

A bit of a diva without the attitude

Victoria Farquhar, is an East Kilbride born 45 year old Diva without an attitude and queen of events. Following a short career as a singer with Lovedeejay Akemi. She set her sights on a high-flying career with BA. She then established her own wedding boutique and successfully managed Etiquette Bridal Couture for 10 years.