July Headline of the Month: Knock us Down with a Feather

A parrot with a penchant for whistling a well-known Unionist anthem was featured in yesterday’s Scottish Sun, under the headline: ‘The Sash My Feather Wore’……to become the latest contender in this month’s Headline of the Month competition – run by allmediascotland.com, in association with Whyte & Mackay.

It was nominated for the July Headline of the Month competition by Brian Walsh, account manager at PR folk, The BIG Partnership. Read the article here. It is not yet known who penned the headline.

Meanwhile, courtesy of nominator, PR person, Mike Ritchie, there is 'T in the Dark as Brewery Waits to Hear its Fate', which appeared in Monday's Herald newspaper, accompanying an analysis on the future of brewers, Tennent's. Again, it's not known who penned it.

And finally, former Scotsman snapper, Donald MacLeod, doesn't know if a story he read on Wednesday qualifies or whether, instead, it would be better nominated for another competition: Slightly Confusing Headline of the Month.

Certainly, there was a double-take when he was confronted with 'Bike in Flames After Sheep Crash'. Sheep riding a bike? And the opening paragraph of the story – reported on the BBC website – caused him further bewilderment: 'Police have appealed for witnesses after a motorcyclist was badly injured when he crashed into a stray sheep, which set the bike on fire.' A sheep setting the bike on fire?

He asks: “Is there a rogue breed of bike-riding match-carrying dexterous ewes on the loose in Buchan?”

Read the tragic tale here.

As far as the Headline of the Month competition is concerned, up for grabs each month are bottles of Whyte & Mackay Special whisky – for both the author of the headline and the person who has nominated it, with the monthly winners entered in a Headline of the Year competition where two bottles, each worth £150, of Whyte & Mackay 30 year-old are the prizes.

Eligible are headlines in Scottish newspapers (national and local), plus Scottish magazines and online.

Send your nominations in now, to info@allmediascotland.com

Comment: He's A Norwegian Bluenose! …as carried by the Edinburgh Evening News 24 hours earlier, when we broke the story. Tom Little

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