Work of Five Scotland-Based Snappers Recognised

Five Scotland-based photographers are to have their work featured in a book celebrating the best of UK press photography during this year.

And among the quintet, Kieran Dodds just missed out in winning one of 15 category prizes that were up for grabs at the Press Photographer's Year competition: he was instead highly commended in the multimedia category. 

Dodds was joined by fellow members of the Scottish Press Photographers' Association – Jeff Mitchell, Mark Mainz, John Linton and Robert Ormerod – in having work chosen for the book.

Mitchell was selected for the book, in the features category; the same category that has seen Mainz also recognised. Linton's recognition was in news, while Ormerod's selection was in the photo essay category.

All five are members of the Scottish Press Photographers' Association. A sixth – England-based Chris Furlong – has had his work also selected, in the arts category. 

This is the sixth year of the competition and from 8000 entries, some 136 photographs have been chosen for the book.