AN award-winning journalist has joined leading Scottish PR agency, Holyrood Partnership.
Kirsty Taylor has joined the agency following a stint working in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society’s press and marketing team. Says Holyrood Partnership co-founder, Scott Douglas, of the appointment of the 25 year-old: “Kirsty is a real catch. Her drive, enthusiasm and personality shone through the minute we met her.”
Kirsty graduated with distinction from the now defunct Scottish Centre for Journalism Studies, in Glasgow, three years ago.
She landed her first break in the media after winning a year-long fellowship open to SCJS graduates being run jointly by the Sunday Herald newspaper and the Big Issue in Scotland magazine. She then gained a job as a reporter with the Evening Express in Aberdeen.
She has also written for, among others, The Firm specialist legal magazine, The Skinny arts and entertainment newspaper and the Guardian Online.
Last year, she was was named the winner of a Scottish Refugee Week Media Award (National Print Category), for her article, ‘Road to Nowhere’, for the Big Issue. She has also been shortlisted for the Guardian International Development Journalism award.