COLIN CLYNE has scooped an international award this week for his 2020 track Where The Ships Go To Die.

The Aberdeen songwriter made a return to the industry in August last year, after six years without a release.

Complete with a picturesque music video, the track quickly turned heads and amassed tens of thousands of plays online.

And this week it was announced that it had been named the overall winner of the Blues & Roots Radio International Song Contest.

Absolutely honoured and humbled to accept this prize. Thanks to everyone that has been involved in the creation of this record and thanks to all the jurors that voted for it. @BluesRootsRadio

Organisers and jurors praised the track - which came top despite a record number of entries from all around the world.

Stevie Connor, the founder of Blues & Roots Radio, said: “The quality [of entries] was very impressive and included a great many genres and styles of music, from Americana, Contemporary Folk, Celtic Music, Blues, Country and more with entrants vying for the coveted award.

We gathered together ten jurors, all well-respected radio hosts, a number of whom sit on regional and national music awards in their respective countries.

"The jurors were based in Canada, USA, Scotland, England, Wales and Italy. Colin's song finished in the top five of every juror's choices - well-deserved; a talented man.”

LISTEN: Colin Clyne - Where The Ships Go To Die on Spotify