Media release: Daily Record triumphs at 38th annual Scottish Press Awards


THE Daily Record swept the board at the 38th annual Scottish Press Awards held at Glasgow’s Radisson Blue Hotel this evening (Thursday 11th May).

The Glasgow-based title won the prestigious Newspaper of the Year award, while Daily Record sports writer Keith Jackson was named Journalist of the Year (Jackson also taking the Sports News Journalist of the Year title, for the sixth year running).

Front Page of the Year also went to the Daily Record and the publication was awarded Digital Team of the Year.

Journalism Team of the Year went to The Scottish Sun and Campaign of the Year was won by the Edinburgh Evening News.

Alan Roden and Neil Sears, from the Scottish Daily Mail, were awarded Scoop of the Year.

Winners of individual awards included Vivienne Aitken of the Daily Record, who was named Reporter of the Year, and Jim Lawson received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Among the first set of winners was Gordon Aikman of The Sunday Times Scotland, who was posthumously awarded Columnist of the Year. Gordon, who died in February, used his column to document his battle against motor neurone disease and campaign for more funding to find a cure for the degenerative condition.

The full list of winners reads as follows:

Young Journalist of the Year
Courtney Cameron
Edinburgh Evening News

Weekly Newspaper of the Year
Ayrshire Post

Cartoonist of the Year
Steven Camley
The Herald

Interviewer of the Year
Susan Swarbrick
The Herald

Political Journalist of the Year
Torcuil Crichton
Daily Record

Columnist of the Year
Gordon Aikman
Sunday Times

Sports Columnist of the Year
Bill Leckie
Scottish Sun

Financial/Business Journalist of the Year
Michael Glackin
Sunday Times

Feature Writer of the Year
David Pratt
The Herald/Sunday Herald

Sports Feature Writer of the Year
Michael Grant
The Times

Sports News Writer of the Year
Keith Jackson
Daily Record

News Photographer of the Year
Alasdair Macleod
Daily Record

Sports Photographer of the Year
Ian MacNicol
Getty Images

Outstanding Digital Journalist of the Year
Jamie Ross
Buzzfeed News

Front Page of the Year
Daily Record
I’m The Victim

Digital Team of the Year
Daily Record

Journalism Team of the Year
Scottish Sun

Campaign of the Year
Edinburgh Evening News
Bin Watch

Scoop of the Year
Alan Roden and Neil Sears
Scottish Daily Mail

Reporter of the Year
Vivienne Aitken
Daily Record

Lifetime Achievement Award
Jim Lawson

Journalist of the Year
Keith Jackson
Daily Record

Newspaper of the Year
Daily Record


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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.

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