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  7. The Daily Record triumphs at 40th annual Scottish Press Awards

It was a victorious night for The Daily Record at the 40th annual Scottish Press Awards as the newspaper scooped six prizes during the ceremony held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central tonight (Thursday 25th April 2018).

The title won the prestigious Newspaper of the Year award and its political editor, David Clegg, was recognised with an amazing three wins throughout the night, including coveted Journalist of the Year, Political Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year for the story of Alex Salmond’s alleged misconduct.

Karin Goodwin from The Ferret and Sunday National was awarded the Nicola Barry prize, a prize introduced by the Scottish Press Awards last year in honour of the award-winning columnist and feature writer, who was known for campaign journalism during her career.

Other accolades announced included the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was awarded to Dorothy Grace Elder and The Scottish Daily Mail scooped two awards for Reporter of the Year, awarded to Graham Grant, and Front Page of the Year for its “The Day Scotland Ground to a Halt” splash.

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

In another year of high achievement for the Scottish Press and media, local and national, daily and weekly output of words and pictures has never been of better quality or relevance. But one newspaper has stood out with the scoop of the decade (at least). The Daily Record published the gigantic story of Alex Salmond’s investigation for alleged – and vehemently denied – misconduct. It has rebounded and re-echoed throughout the political and civil nation, and from a press perspective has been unbeatable.

The full list of winners from the third part of the evening is as follows:

  • Nicola Barry Award
    • Karin Goodwin The Ferret and Sunday National
  • Scoop of the Year
    • David Clegg Daily Record
  • Front Page of the Year
    • “The Day Scotland Ground to a Halt” Scottish Daily Mail
  • Reporter of the Year
    • Graham Grant Scottish Daily Mail
  • Campaign of the Year
    • “Mesh Campaign” Sunday Post
  • Journalism Team of the Year
    • “Beast from the East – live coverage” Dailyrecord.co.uk
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Dorothy Grace Elder
  • Journalist of the Year
    • David Clegg Daily Record
  • Newspaper of the Year
    • Daily Record Daily Record

Please note: photographs are to follow from Jeff Holmes and a full list of all winners is enclosed below.

The full list of winners from the 40th annual Scottish Press Awards is as follows:

  • 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
  • Nicola Barry Award
    • Karin Goodwin The Ferret and Sunday National
  • Scoop of the Year
    • David Clegg Daily Record
  • Front Page of the Year
    • “The Day Scotland Ground to a Halt” Scottish Daily Mail
  • Reporter of the Year
    • Graham Grant Scottish Daily Mail
  • Campaign of the Year
    • “Mesh Campaign” Sunday Post
  • Journalism Team of the Year
    • “Beast from the East – live coverage” Dailyrecord.co.uk
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Dorothy Grace Elder
  • Journalist of the Year
    • David Clegg Daily Record
  • Newspaper of the Year
    • Daily Record Daily Record

 

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