Strong Showing for Scotsman and Herald Groups in Awards Shortlist

It's a battle mainly between The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday and The Herald/Sunday Herald in this year's Scottish Press Awards, which has just announced its shortlist.

This is the 33rd year of the awards, which are run by the Scottish Newspaper Society and which this year involve no entries from The Scottish Sun which has chosen, instead, to stage its own, in-house awards ceremony.

On the night of the awards ceremony – on the 19th of next month, in Glasgow – the Journalist of the Year and Newspaper of the Year prizes will be also announced. 

Among the categories, new this year is Website/Digital Product of the Year, which replaces Multi-media Journalist of the Year.

The full shortlist reads:

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Lynne Cameron, Press Association

James Gunn, Freelance

Robert Perry, Scotland on Sunday

Sammy Turner, SNS Group

Craig Williamson, SNS Group

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Brian Anderson, Mirror Group

Jane Barlow, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

Wattie Cheung, Freelance

James Glossop, The Times

Robert Perry, Scotland on Sunday

Ian Rutherford, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

Gordon Terris, The Herald

CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR

Brian Adcock, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

Frank Boyle, Edinburgh Evening News

Steven Camley, The Herald

Scott Clissold, Scottish Sunday Express

Pete Davidson, The Sunday Post

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Kieran Andrews, Evening Telegraph

Larisa Brown, Scottish Daily Mail

Andrew Burns, Dumfries and Galloway Standard

Matthew Holehouse, The Herald/Sunday Herald

Rory Reynolds, Edinburgh Evening News

WEBSITE/DIGITAL PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Stephen Emerson, The Scotsman

Charles Fletcher, Caledonia Media

Ewan Watt, Daily Record

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The Falkirk Herald

Highland News

The Inverness Courier

The Northern Scot

The Southern Reporter

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Brian Beacom, The Herald

Ali Howard, The Herald

Beverley Lyons, Daily Record

Brian McIver, Daily Record

Phil Miller, The Herald

Aidan Smith, Scotland on Sunday

MAGAZINE WRITER OF THE YEAR

Brian Beacom, The Herald

Claire Black, The Scotsman

Katie Mackintosh, Holyrood Magazine

Elizabeth McMeekin, Herald & Times Group

Chitra Ramaswamy, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

Peter Ross, Scotland on Sunday

POLITICAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Mark Aitken, Sunday Mail

Eddie Barnes, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

Tom Gordon, Sunday Herald

Simon Johnson, Daily Telegraph

Alan Roden, Scottish Daily Mail

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

Ian Bell, Sunday Herald

Tam Cowan, Daily Record

Kenny Farquharson, Scotland on Sunday

John MacLeod, Scottish Daily Mail

John McTernan, The Scotsman

FINANCIAL/BUSINESS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Simon Bain, The Herald

Colin Dunlop Donald, Sunday Herald

Martin Flanagan, The Scotsman

Ian McConnell, The Herald

Tim Sharp, The Herald

Mark Williamson, The Herald

NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR

Jonathan Brocklebank, Scottish Daily Mail

Anna Burnside, Scotland on Sunday

Catherine Deveney, Sunday Herald/Scotland on Sunday

Iain MacWhirter, The Sunday Herald

David Pratt, The Herald/Sunday Herald

SPORTS FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR

Tom English, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

John Greechan, Scottish Daily Mail

Keith Jackson, Daily Record

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

Susan Swarbrick, The Herald

SPORTS NEWS WRITER OF THE YEAR

Graeme Croser, Scottish Mail on Sunday

Tom English, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

David Ferguson, The Scotsman

Keith Jackson, Daily Record

John McGarry, Scottish Daily Mail

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR

Edinburgh Evening News, What a Joke

Scotland on Sunday, Battle for Benghazi

The Scotsman, Revenge

Sunday Herald, Censored

The Sunday Post, Rediscover a warm, entertaining newspaper

JOURNALIST TEAM OF THE YEAR

Daily Record, Black Widower, Malcolm Webster

Edinburgh Evening News, Edinburgh Trams Project

Evening Telegraph, Mary McLaren Verdict

Greenock Telegraph, Tall Ships Race 2011

Scottish Daily Mail, Malcolm Webster

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Edinburgh Evening News, Say No to Coe

Evening Times, Opt for Life

Evening Times, Streets Ahead

Hamilton Advertiser, Hammer the Knife Thugs

The Big Issue Scotland, Save Kids from Cuts

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

Craig McDonald, Daily Record, Busted – Chris & Mary Gorman

John McGarry, News of the World, Neil Lennon – I'm Here to Stay

Alan Roden, Scottish Daily Mail, Limos – John Reid and Luxury Limos

Michael Tait, Scottish Mail on Sunday, £161m Lottery Pair to Fund UK Break-Up

Richard Walker, Sunday Herald, Censored – The Madness of Privacy Laws

REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Patricia Kane, Scottish Mail on Sunday

Gavin Madeley, Scottish Daily Mail

Craig McDonald, Daily Record

Mark McGivern, Daily Record

David Pratt, The Herald/Sunday Herald