Scotswoman of the Year has been celebrating the hard work and achievements of women for 56 years.

Ahead of the 2019 winner being crowed, we're taking a look back at all the previous SWOTY winners.

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We are also celebrating our incredible finalists who continue to change the lives and communities around them.

Check out gallery to look back on our previous SWOTY winners.

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