Record, Sun and SoS lead shortlist pack at Scottish Press Awards

THE country’s biggest-selling daily newspapers have each registered double digit nominations for this year’s Scottish Press Awards.

Both the Daily Record and The Scottish Sun lead the pack in the awards shortlist, with the winners to be unveiled at a ceremony in Glasgow on the 22nd of next month. Also securing numerous nominations is Scotland on Sunday.

On the night, the titles, Newspaper of the Year and Journalist of the Year, will be also announced.

These will be the 31st Scottish Press Awards. They are run by the Scottish Newspaper Society

The shortlist reads:

Scoop of the year

Lucy Adams – The Herald – Truth Never Dies

Jason Allardyce – Sunday Times Scotland – Revealed: Lockerbie Link to Oil

Keith Jackson – Daily Record – World Cup Chaos

Victoria Raimes – Edinburgh Evening News – Pensioner Lies Dead in Flat for Five Years

Donna Watson – Daily Record – Honeymoon Scots Catch Swine Flu in Mexico

Reporter of the year

Lucy Adams – The Herald

Lynn Davidson – The Daily Record

Mark Richard Macaskill – Sunday Times Scotland

Marcello Mega – Scottish Mail on Sunday

Marion Scott – Sunday Mail

Financial/business journalist of the year

Lesley Campbell – Daily Record

Kenny Kemp – Sunday Herald

ian McConell – The Herald

Steven Vass – Sunday Herald

Mark Williamson – The Herald

Newspaper feature writer of the year

Matt Bendoris – The Scottish Sun

Jonathan Brocklebank – Scottish Daily Mail

Jasper Hamill – Sunday Herald

Iain Macwhirter – Sunday Herald

Peter Ross – Scotland on Sunday

Magazine writer of the year

Billy Briggs – Freelance

Catherine Deveney – Scotland on Sunday

Teddy Jamieson – The Herald

David Pratt – The Herald

Peter Ross – Scotland on Sunday

Columnist of the year

Ian Bell – Sunday Herald

Tom English – Scotland on Sunday

Kenny Farquharson – Scotland on Sunday

Bill Leckie – The Scottish Sun

Reg McKay – Daily Record

Campaign of the year

Greenock Telegraph – Knife Campaign Battle

Herald & Times Group – Ripped Off Glasgow

Scottish Daily Mail – An Affront to British Justice

Sunday Mail – The Alarm Shark

The Scottish Sun – Grow a ‘Tash…Save a Life

Front page of the year

Edinburgh Evening News – Poppycock

Evening Express – 12.30am and the Last Victims of 85N Come Home

Scottish Daily Mail – For my Daddy – The Hero

Scottish Mail on Sunday – Bomber in his Family’s Arms

The Falkirk Herald – Touch Ane Touch A’

Journalist team of the year

Edinburgh Evening News – Tram Wars

Evening Express – North Sea ‘Copter Tragedy

Scottish Daily Mail – A Family Bullied into Gay Adoption

Scottish Daily Mail – Disgust at Deal to Free Bomber

Sunday Herald – Scotland’s Leaders: We Want Public Probe into Failed Banks

Weekly newspaper of the year

Dumfries and Galloway Standard

Highland News

The Falkirk Herald

The Shetland Times

The Southern Reporter

Political journalist of the year

Jason Allardyce – Sunday Times Scotland

Eddie Barnes – Scotsman Publications

Campbell Gunn – The Sunday Post

Paul Hutcheon – Sunday Herald

Andrew Nicoll – The Scottish Sun

Michael Tait – Scottish Mail on Sunday

Sports feature writer of the year

Richard Bath – Scotland on Sunday

Brian Cooney – Sunday Herald

Tom English – Scotland on Sunday

Paul Forsyth – Scotland on Sunday

Bill Leckie – The Scottish Sun

Brian Marjoribanks – Scottish Daily Mail

Stephen McGowan – Scottish Daily Mail

Sports news writer of the year

Robert Grieve – The Scottish Sun

Roger Hannah – The Scottish Sun

Keith Jackson – Daily Record

Peter Jardine – Scottish Daily Mail

Darrell King – Evening Times

Arts/entertainment journalist of the year

Claire Black – Scotsman Publications

Allan Brown – Sunday Times Scotland

Anna Burnside – Sunday Times Scotland

Paul English – Daily Record

Phil Miller – The Herald

Aidan Smith – Scotland on Sunday

Cartoonist of the year

Brian Adcock – Scotland on Sunday

Frank Boyle – Edinburgh Evening News

Steven Camley – The Herald

Bill McArthur – The Herald

Brian Petrie – The Scottish Sun

Young journalist of the year

Lisa Boyle – Ayrshire Post

Marc Deanie – The Scottish Sun

Julie Gilbert – Clydebank Post

Victoria Raimes – Edinburgh Evening News

Alice Wyllie – The Scotsman

News photographer of the year

Jane Barlow – The Scotsman

James Glossop – The Times

Colin Mearns – Herald & Times Group

Andrew Milligan – Scottish Press Association

Alan Simpson – Freelance

Sports Photographer of the Year

Rob Casey – Daily Record

James Gunn – John O’Groat Journal

David Henderson – The Scottish Sun

Tom Main – Freelance

Mark Runnacles – Daily Record

Multi-media journalist of the year

John Dingwall – Daily Record

Stephen Emerson – The Scotsman/

Magnus Gardham – Daily Record

Beverley Lyons – Daily Record

David Maddox – The Scotsman

Nick Mitchell – The Scotsman/