Reporter of Year title for Mackay

THE political editor of the Scottish radio stations owned by Emap – notably Radio Clyde and Radio Forth – has won a News Reporter of the Year award.

At the prestigious Independent Radio News Awards, Colin Mackay was presented with the title by host, ITN reporter, Alistair Stewart.

Mackay, who fronts all political broadcasting for Radio Clyde and Radio Forth, beat off stiff competition from the entire UK commercial radio network to win the coveted award.

Speaking immediately afterwards, he said: “This is an award that I’m honoured to receive and I’m extremely flattered to be recognised in such a category.”

Added Emap: “In his seven years at Radio Clyde and Radio Forth, Colin Mackay, has made his mark in political reporting by covering unusual stories, such as the pigeon infestation at The Scottish Parliament, and [First Minister} Jack McConnell’s lack of support for the England team at last years World Cup.”