The Strathspey and Badenoch Herald has won newspaper of the year at
the Highland and Islands media awards. Reporter Jane Candlish also
picked up the young journalist of the year award.
Scot also won two awards, with Bob Bruce scooping local newspaper
photographer of the year and journalist Leanne Carter taking the local
newspaper reporter of the year award. Other winners included: feature
writer of the year, Alan Hendry, editor of the John O’Groats
Journal/Caithness Courier ; reporter of the year, Lorraine Shearer from
the Orcadian ; sports writer of the year, freelance Charles Bannerman,
for his contributions to the Highland News; photographer of the year,
Iain Ferguson from The Write Image, Fort William.
The journalist of the year award will be announced at the presentation ceremony on 4 February.