Media Awards: Scottish Magazine Awards, 2016

DUMFRIES & Galloway Life has been named Magazine of the Year at the 2016 Scottish Magazine Awards, hosted by PPA Scotland.

The title also won Consumer Magazine of the Year, as well as the award for Publishing Team.

Content marketing company, Think, also did well on the night, receiving six awards, including both the Consumer and Business and Professional Magazine Designer awards.

This was the 14th edition of the awards.

The 2016 Scottish Magazine Award winners:

Scottish Magazine of the Year

Dumfries & Galloway Life – CN Group Magazines

Chairman’s Award

Holyrood Baby Campaign – Holyrood, Dods plc

Brand extension 

The Farmer and His Wife Collection – The People’s Friend, DC Thomson

Business and professional magazine 

The Drum – Carnyx Group

Business and professional magazine designer 

Mark Davies – Surgeons’ News and The CA, Think

Business and professional magazine editor 

Tom Ireland – The Biologist, Think

Business and professional magazine feature writer 

Julia Belgutay – Times Educational Supplement Scotland, TSL Education

Consumer magazine

Dumfries & Galloway Life – CN Group Magazines

Consumer magazine designer 

Matthew Ball – RPS Journal, Influence, and Be Healthy, Think

Consumer magazine editor 

Robert Wight – The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson

Consumer magazine feature writer 

Pennie Taylor – Be Healthy and Connect, Think

Customer magazine 

Escape – Think

Employee or internal magazine 

Outside In – Beetroot

Magazine cover

Holyrood – Dods plc

Magazine launch 

Scotland4Kids – Family Media Group

Magazine you wish you published

Good-enough Housekeeping – Chris and Jenny Phin

Member magazine

Connect – Think

Newspaper supplement

In10 – The Sunday Post, DC Thomson

Online presence – The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson


Arusa Qureshi – Edinburgh Napier University

Publishing team

Dumfries & Galloway Life Team – CN Group Magazines

Rising star

Caroline Whyte – Scottish Wedding Directory, DC Thomson

Sales performance 

The Drum Commercial Team – The Drum

Small publishing company magazine 

Living Orkney – Orkney Media Group