McAlpine scoops Scottish media blog award

THE features editor at The Sunday Times Scotland has had her personal blog recognised as among the best in the country.

Joan McAlpine’s Go Lassie Go finished top in the Journalist/Mainstream media category and fourth overall in the Scotblogs Awards run by blogger, Duncan Stephen. Insodoing she beat off the challenge of fellow journalists, the BBC Scotland political editor, Brian Taylor (29th, overall) and Herald and Sunday Herald columnist, Iain Macwhirter (25th) – among others.

There were 150 nominations, across various categories.

Go Lassie Go has been running since September and averages 6,000-7,000 page views per month, with political postings receiving the most hits.

Next week, McAlpine – who is also a columnist on the Sunday Times Scotland – will be posting from the underground, Earth House on South Uist.