THE Greenock Telegraph the other day reported the story of a grandfather hoping to send copies of the The Sunday Post newspaper’s legendary cartoon characters, Oor Wullie and The Broons. to Afghanistan – where two sons and a grandson are serving – to cheer up the troops.
It prompted the latest contender in allmediascotland’s ‘Headline of the month’ competition – run in association with whisky folk, Whyte & Mackay: ‘Jings, Crivvens, Help ma Boys…’
It was written by Greenock Telegraph sub-editor, Colin Orr, and nominated by colleague and reporter, David Moroney.
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.