Scottish Press Awards
Daily Record’s The Vow receives top prize
Its cover story, headlined The Vow, was one of the most talked about last year and played a central role in the referendum campaign. The judges said the headline, which appeared 48 hours before the vote, had “entered the British political lexicon”.
Murray Foote, editor, picked up scoop of the year for the same story which he brokered with the party leaders “while sitting in his kitchen wearing paint-spattered joggers and t-shirt”.
In a good night for the Record and Mail, David Clegg was named political journalist of the year and Keith Jackson sports news writer of the year. Marion Scott of sister title the Sunday Mail picked up the coveted journalist of the year and reporter of the year titles.
There were 23 prizes with the Sunday Herald editor Richard Walker receiving the chairman’s prize and Drew Cochrane of the Largs & Millport News the lifetime achievement award. The Scottish Daily Mail was the winner of four categories.
Other winners were:
Sports photographer: Stewart Attwood, Herald & Times
News photographer: Jeff Mitchell, Getty Images
Cartoonist: Brian Petrie, The Scottish Sun
Young journalist: Darren Hamilton, Evening Telegraph
Weekly newspaper: Fife Free Press
Arts/entertainment: Brian Beacom, Herald & Times
Interviewer: Patricia Kane, Scottish Mail on Sunday
Columnist: Chris Deerin, Scottish Daily Mail
Financial/Business: Erikka Askeland, Press & Journal
Feature writer: Emma Cowing, Scottish Daily Mail
Sports feature writer: Aidan Smith, The Scotsman
Innovation: Scotland Now
Journalism team: Scottish Daily Mail
Campaign: Scottish Daily Mail