Nominations out for Scottish Press Awards

By Hamish Mackay

The Herald and The Scotsman have secured the highest number of nominations in this year’s Scottish Press Awards which will be announced at a dinner in Glasgow on 20 April.

This is the 27th year of the awards which are organised by the Scottish Daily Newspaper Society, and the two morning rival dailies each picked up 13 nominations.

They were closely followed by Scotland on Sunday, with 11 nominations and the Sunday Herald and Daily Record, which both garnered nine.

Scoop of the Year
• Lynn Davidson, Daily Record
• James Douglas. News of the World
• Lee-Ann Fullerton, Daily Record
• Iain King, The Scottish Sun
• Gavin Madeley, Scottish Daily Mail.

Reporter of the Year
• Richard Elias, Daily Record
• Jane Hamilton, Sunday Mail
• Cara Page, Daily Record
• David Pratt, Sunday Herald
• Michael Tierney,
• The Herald.

Financial / Business Writer of the Year
• Ian Dey, Scotland on Sunday
• Guy Dixon, Scotland on Sunday
• Julia Fields, Sunday Herald
• Ian Fraser, Sunday Herald
• Ian McConnell, The Herald
• John Penman, The Sunday Times Scotland
• Karl West, The Herald.

Feature Writer of the Year
• Gillian Bowditch, The Scotsman
• Catherine Deveney, Scotland on Sunday ­ Spectrum Magazine
• Kenny Farquharson, The Sunday Times Scotland
• Lorna Martin, The Observer
• Chitra Ramaswamy, The Big Issue in Scotland
• Susan Swarbrick, The Herald Magazine
• Michael Tierney, The Herald.

Columnist of the Year
• Nicola Barry, The Press & Journal
• Ian Bell, Sunday Herald
• Gillian Bowditch, The Scotsman
• Sam Clarke, The Evening Times
• Bill Leckie, The Scottish Sun
• Robert McNeill, The Scotsman.

Campaign of the Year
• ERI Investigation, Edinburgh Evening News
• Mark Cummings case, News of the World
• Dignity For The Elderly, Scottish Daily Mail
• Tsunami: The Aftermath, Sunday Herald
• Make Poverty History, Sunday Mail

Front Page of the Year
• If You See a Ned, Let Me Know.., Daily Record
• The Nightmare Comes True, Edinburgh Evening News
• Defiant, Evening Times
• O’Neill OUT, Strachan IN, News of the World
• Taxi for McLetchie, Scottish Daily Mail
• The Battle of Princes Street, The Herald.

Journalist Team of the Year
• Jodi Jones case, Daily Record
• G8 Events, Edinburgh Evening News
• July 7th Bombings, Scotland on Sunday
• Rory Blackhall case, Scottish Daily Mail
• G8 / Live8, Sunday Herald,
• 7/7 London Report, Sunday Mail.

Weekly Newspaper Journalist of the Year
• Jill Buchanan, The Falkirk Herald
• Clare Grant, Cumbernauld News
• John Hutcheson, Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser
• Robert Mitchell, Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser
• Alistair Watson, East Kilbride News.

Political Journalist of the Year
• Steve Bargeton, The Courier
• Eddie Barnes, Scotland on Sunday
• Douglas Fraser, The Herald
• Paul Hutcheon, Sunday Herald
• Jamie Livingstone, Scottish Daily Mail
• Hamish MacDonell, The Scotsman.

Sports Feature Writer of the Year
• Douglas Alexander, The Sunday Times Scotland
• Simon Buckland, The Sunday Times Scotland
• Paul Forsyth, The Sunday Times Scotland
• Glenn Gibbons, The Scotsman
• Bill Leckie, The Scottish Sun.

Sports News Writer of the Year
• Roger Hannah, Scottish Daily Mail
• Iain King, The Scottish Sun
• Stephen McGowan, Scottish Daily Mail
• Keith Jackson, Daily Record
• Douglas Lowe, The Herald
• Derek McGregor, The Scottish Sun.

Arts / Entertainment Writer of the Year
• Catherine Deveney, Scotland on Sunday ­ Spectrum Magazine
• Teddy Jamieson, The Herald
• Duncan MacMillan, The Scotsman
• Phil Miller, The Herald
• Peter Ross, The Sunday Herald.

Cartoonist of the Year
• Brian Adcock, Scotland on Sunday
• Frank Boyle, Edinburgh Evening News
• Dave Gaskill, Sunday Mail
• Harry Horse, Sunday Herald
• Bill McArthur, The Herald.

Young Journalist of the Year
• Lucy Bannerman, The Herald
• Lee-Ann Fullerton, Daily Record
• Peter John Meiklem, The Big Issue in Scotland
• Himaya Quasem, Sunday Mail
• Anna Smyth, The Scotsman

News Photographer of the Year
• Colin Mearns, The Herald
• Mark Runnacles, Daily Record
• Ian Rutherford, The Scotsman
• Alan Simpson, Sunday Mail
• Phil Wilkinson, Scotland on Sunday.

Sports Photographer of the Year
• Alasdair MacLeod, Sunday Mail
• Tom Main, Sunday Times/The Times/News of the World
• Robert Perry, Scotland on Sunday
• Ian Rutherford, The Scotsman
• Phil Wilkinson, Scotland on Sunday.

Gaelic Journalist of the Year
• Murdo MacLeod, Scotland on Sunday
• Alasdair Allan, The Scotsman
• Alison Lang, The Scotsman
• Norman E. Macdonald, The Scotsman
• Raghnall Macilledhuibh, The Scotsman.

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