Highlands & Islands Media Awards
Oban’s Kerr picks up top press prize
The Strathspey and Badenoch Herald was crowned Newspaper of the Year and Chatterbox, which serves the Black Isle, won the Community Newspaper of the Year title.
Some 250 media representatives, politicians and heads of public and private organisations attended the event.
Principal sponsor of the evening was Diageo, with additional support from Chivas Brothers, Fujitsu, the National Union of Journalists, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Lucid PR, Marketing & Events and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
It raised more than £3,500 for local charities – Highland Hospice, Inverness Women’s Aid, Highland Foodbank and Youth Highland.
The full list of award winners:
Best Use of Gaelic -Calum MacLean, BBC Alba
Best Use of Digital Media – Shetland News
Sports Reporter of the Year – Will Clark, North of Scotland Newspapers
Young Journalist of the Year and the Alex Main Trophy – Ellie House, Inverness Courier
Top Shot of the Year -Trevor Martin, freelance, Inverness
Photographer of the Year- Gair Fraser, Scottish Provincial Press
Feature Writer of the Year – Moira Kerr, Oban
Reporter of the Year and the Jim Love Memorial Trophy – Ryan Taylor, Shetland Times
Top story of the year – Neil Riddell, Shetland News
Community Newspaper of the Year – Chatterbox, Black Isle
Newspaper of the Year – Strathspey and Badenoch Herald
Diageo Journalist of the Year – Moira Kerr, freelance, Oban
Barron Trophy for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism – Paul Breen, Inverness