Shortlist Unveiled for Scottish Magazine of the Year Awards

A total of 89 entries, from 161 submitted, have been chosen to compete for over a dozen titles at this year's Scottish Magazine of the Year awards.

The awards – with the winners to be announced at a gala dinner in Glasgow on December 1 – are again this year being organised by the Scottish division of the Periodical Publishers Association. 

On the night itself, after all the category winners are revealed, one will be then picked as 'Scottish Magazine of the Year'. Last year, that title went to Dumfries and Galloway Life, which features extensively in the current shortlist.

The judging panel – under chair, Christopher Ward, of Redwood Group – comprises Sally Cartwright, chair, Audit Bureau of Circulation; Emma Diamond, chair, CIPR Scotland; Nick Haworth, MD, Primitive Media; Peter Martin, Head of Magazines, Menzies Distribution; Kathleen Morgan, Lecturer in Journalism (Print and Online), Edinburgh Napier University; Ray Perman, chair, Cold Fountains Media; Marion Sinclair, CEO, Publishing Scotland; Alasdair Smith, Creative Industries Manager, Skills Development Scotland; and Stuart Wilkinson, MD Europe, Middle East & Africa, BPA Worldwide.

The shortlist reads:

Best online presence

· CA Magazine, Connect Communications

· Fly Fishing & Fly Tying, Rolling River Publications

· The Great Outdoors, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

· The Drum, Carnyx Group

· The Journal (of the Law Society of Scotland), Connect Communications

· The Scottish Farmer, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

Best magazine design: business & professional

· Holyrood, Holyrood Communications

· Surgeons’ News, CMYK Design

· The Drum, Carnyx Group

· The Exova Magazine, White Light Media

· Unfiltered, Connect Communications

· Urban Realm, Carnyx Group

Best magazine design: consumer

· The Banter, West Dunbartonshire Community & Volunteering Services

· The Big Issue Scotland, The Big Issue

· The Great Outdoors, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

· The List, The List

· Tree News, Think Scotland

· WWe Kids Magazine, DC Thomson

Best small publishing company magazine

· East Lothian Life, PJ Design

· Fusion Flowers, Fusion Flowers

· Living Orkney, Orkney Media Group

· Scotland Outdoors, Big Bend Publishing

· Scottish Islands Explorer, Ravenspoint Press

· The Banter, West Dunbartonshire Community & Volunteering Services

Business & professional magazine of the year

· ENT & Audiology News, Pinpoint Scotland

· Holyrood, Holyrood Communications

· Scottish Dental Magazine, Connect Communications

· Scottish Local Retailer, 55 North

· The Scottish Farmer, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

· Times Educational Supplement Scotland, TSL Education

Columnist of the year

· Ron Ferguson, Life & Work, Church of Scotland

· Gilly Fraser, Dumfries & Galloway Life, CN Group Magazines

· Mike Harding, Fly Fishing & Fly Tying, Rolling River Publications

· Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications

· Richard Wright, The Scottish Farmer, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

Consumer magazine of the year

· Able, Craven Publishing

· Dumfries & Galloway Life, CN Group Magazines

· Fly Fishing & Fly Tying, Rolling River Publications

· No.1, PSP Publishing

· People’s Friend, DC Thomson

· The List, The List

· The Official Jacqueline Wilson Magazine, DC Thomson

Customer magazine of the year

· Discover NLS, Think Scotland

· Equiniti, White Light Media

· Glasgow, Glasgow City Council

· TalentScotland, Connect Communications

· Venturer, VMD Media

Editor of the year: business & professional

· Antony Begley, Scottish Local Retailer, 55 North

· Alasdair Fletcher, The Scottish Farmer, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

· Daniel Lambie, Teaching Scotland, Connect Communications

· Peter Nicholson, The Journal (of the Law Society of Scotland), Connect Communications

· Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications

Editor of the year: consumer

· Mark Bowler, Fly Fishing & Fly Tying, Rolling River Publications

· Nadine Hawkins, No.1, PSP Publishing

· Paul McNamee, The Big Issue Scotland, The Big Issue

· Bryce Ritchie, Bunkered / Scottish, English & Welsh Club Golfer, PSP Publishing

· Maria Welch, Shout / Official Jacqueline Wilson Magazine / GoodieBag Mag, DC Thomson

· Lorraine Wilson, The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson

Feature writer of the year: business & professional

· Karen Carruth, The Scottish Farmer, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

· Katie Macintosh, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications

· Eilidh MacPherson, FarmingScotland.com, FarmingScotland.com

· Jean McLeish, Times Educational Supplement Scotland, TSL Education

· Emma Seith, Times Educational Supplement Scotland, TSL Education

Feature writer of the year: consumer

· Anne Armstrong, Dumfries & Galloway Life, CN Group Magazines

· Adam Forrest, The Big Issue Scotland, The Big Issue

· Kirstin Innes, The List, The List

· Jackie Macadam, Life & Work, Church of Scotland

· Cameron McNeish, The Great Outdoors, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

· Emily Rodway, The Great Outdoors, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

Member magazine of the year

· Historic Scotland, Think Scotland

· Life & Work, Church of Scotland

· Scotland in Trust, CMYK Design

· Scottish Seabird Centre Members’ Magazine, The Scottish Seabird Centre

· Surgeons’ News, CMYK Design

· Unfiltered, Connect Communications

Publisher of the year

· Antony Begley, 55 North

· Darren Bruce, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

· Steve Craven, Craven Publishing

· Paul Grant, PSP Publishing

· John Innes, Think Scotland

Sales performance of the year

· Susan Dignon, Scottish Local Retailer, 55 North

· Allan Fleming, Able, Craven Publishing

· Heather McLaughlin & Rosaleen Shine, ENT & Audiology News, Pinpoint Scotland

· Sales team, AgriScot programme, The Scottish Farmer, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

· Sales team, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications

· Sales team, Renewable Energy, The Scottish Farmer, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

· The Beano, The Lego Project, DC Thomson

Staff magazine of the year

· Standard, Standard Life

· tbn, Team Brief Newsletter, Taste Design

· The Exova Magazine, White Light Media

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