The People have spoken. ‘Headline of the month’ competitions run by allmediascotland.com, in association with whisky folk, Whyte & Mackay, have finally come up winners for June and July.
It follows an invitation yesterday on allmediascotland.com for emailed votes, because the preferred voting system – an online poll – was still some way off from being incorporated into what will be a new-look site (also a while away).
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 an estimated £150, of Whyte & Mackay 30 year-old are the prizes.
Eligible are headlines in Scottish newspapers (national and local), plus Scottish magazines and online.
In truth, not that many emailed votes were received, but at least enough to proceed.
So, the winner of the June ‘Headline of the month’ competition is………
A review of Glasgow restaurant, Velvet Elvis: Love meat tender at the Elvis grill (The Herald, penned by sub-editor, Jim Bruce, and nominated by PR consultant, Mike Ritchie).
While the winner for July is…….
Rising noise levels – from neighbours, etc – in Scotland: For whom the decibels toll (The Scottish Daily Express, penned by night editor, Alasdair Ferguson, nominated by editor, David Hamilton).