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  7. More winners announced at 40th annual Scottish Press Awards

The 40th annual Scottish Press Awards are well underway and more winners are being unveiled at a ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central tonight (Thursday 25th April 2019).

The spotlight has been on the amazing work of Scotland’s weekly newspapers and winners of the four new weekly and local newspaper categories added for 2019 have been announced.
Weekly Newspaper of the Year has been awarded to the Fife Free Press and Local/Weekly Campaign of the Year has been awarded to Wishaw Press for its “Time to Talk” initiative.

Outstanding online journalism has also been recognised at this evening’s ceremony, with The Scottish Sun being crowned as Digital Team of the Year and Jonathan McFarlane of the Daily Record being honoured as Outstanding Digital Journalist of the Year.

Austin Lafferty, Chair of the Judges for the Scottish Press Awards, said:

The press and media industry continues to change. The new model is a multi-platform, fast-moving online offering to targeted audiences, but traditional newspapers are not dying – they are re-forging successful ways of presenting news, analysis, features and lifestyle material. One thing’s for sure from a judging perspective. The quality of output has never been higher.

The recent list of winners is as follows, with the full list so far enclosed further below:

  • Digital Team of the Year
    • The Scottish Sun Thescottishsun.co.uk
  • Outstanding Digital Journalist of the Year
    • Jonathan McFarlane Daily Record
  • Local/Weekly Sports Writer of the Year
    • Callum Law Evening Express
  • Local/Weekly Feature Writer of the Year
    • Tristan Stewart-Robertson Clydebank Post
  • Local/Weekly Campaign of the Year
    • “Time to Talk” Wishaw Press
  • Local/Weekly Reporter of the Year Dale
    • Haslam Evening Express
  • Local/Weekly Newspaper of the Year
    • Fife Free Press Fife Free Press

* The full list of this year’s winners will be announced later tonight

Please note: photographs are to follow from Jeff Holmes and one more press release will be issued later this evening announcing the full list of winners, including Journalist of the Year and Newspaper of the Year.

 

Full list of winners so far this evening:

  • Young Journalist of the Year
    • Carla Jenkins The Sunday Times
  • Arts and Entertainment Journalist of the Year
    • Barry Didcock The Herald and The Herald on Sunday
  • Interviewer of the Year
    • Peter Ross
  • Political Journalist of the Year
    • David Clegg Daily Record
  • Columnist of the Year
    • Neil Mackay The Herald and The Herald on Sunday
  • Sports Columnist of the Year
    • Stephen McGowan Scottish Daily Mail
  • Financial/Business Journalist of the Year
    • Graham Huband The Courier
  • Feature Writer of the Year
    • Dani Garavelli Scotland on Sunday and The Scotsman
  • Sports Feature Writer of the Year
    • Aidan Smith The Scotsman
  • Sports News Writer of the Year
    • Andrew Devlin The Scottish Sun
  • News Photographer of the Year
    • Jeff Mitchell Getty Images
  • Sports Photographer of the Year
    • Ian MacNicol Getty Images
  • Digital Team of the Year
    • The Scottish Sun Thescottishsun.co.uk
  • Outstanding Digital Journalist of the Year
    • Jonathan McFarlane Daily Record
  • Local/Weekly Sports Writer of the Year
    • Callum Law Evening Express
  • Local/Weekly Feature Writer of the Year
    • Tristan Stewart-Robertson Clydebank Post
  • Local/Weekly Campaign of the Year
    • “Time to Talk” Wishaw Press
  • Local/Weekly Reporter of the Year
    • Dale Haslam Evening Express
  • Local/Weekly Newspaper of the Year
    • Fife Free Press Fife Free Press

 

The BIG Partnership
Issued by BIG Partnership on behalf of the Scottish Press Awards. For more information, please contact Lauren Gaston on 0141 333 9585, 07710 700 322, or lauren.gaston@bigpartnership.co.uk

Notes to editors:

Established by the Scottish newspaper industry in 1978, the Scottish Press Awards is a prestigious annual event which showcases the best journalistic talent in Scotland. More information can be found at www.scotns.org.uk