Press Association photographer David Cheskin has been crowned photographer of the year at the Press Photography Awards for the second year running.
A varied portfolio of stunning images earned the PA photographer the national award at the ceremony held in Glasgow.
His vivid pictures include an African street child, Gordon Brown at the Labour Party Conference in Oban, and the most pierced woman in the world during last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Cheskin, who is based in the Scottish Borders, is only the second photographer to win the accolade in consecutive years in the 30-year history of the awards.
The chairman of the judges, former Sun picture editor Ken Lennox, said: "Yet again, David has impressed us with his sheer versatility. He has a good eye for a great picture."