Four awards were presented at the Saltire Society Literary Awards annual ceremony, held on 30 November. As in previous years, National Library of Scotland sponsored the Research Book of the Year Award, as well as hosting the presentation event. This year's winners are:
- Scottish Book of the Year - A Lie About My Father, by John Burnside
- Scottish History Book of the Year - Native Lordship in Medieval Scotland: The Earldoms of Strathearn and Lennox, c.1140-1365, by Cynthia Neville
- Scottish Research Book of the Year - Duthchas Nan Gaidheal: Collected Essays of John MacInnes, by John MacInnes
- Scottish First Book of the Year - George Mackay Brown: The Life, by Maggie Fergusson.
The Research Book of the Year Award is one of several annual awards sponsored or organised by NLS.
8 December 2006