Press Ball Poster Sale to Boost Journalists' Charity

Large-sized posters featuring some of the best newspaper front pages in Scotland in recent months are being sold on behalf of the Journalists’ Charity.

It follows their appearance at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Press Ball on Saturday evening, on behalf of the charity, which attracted 350 people.

The A0-sized posters – which adorned the walls of the Glasgow Hilton Hotel venue where the Ball was staged – are now available for £30 each. There are ten available, on a first-come, first-served basis. The £300 raised will be added to the £15,000-plus raised on the night through a raffle and an auction of prizes, including VIP tickets to the T in the Park music festival.

On the evening, every guest had the opportunity to win £13.1 million, courtesy of a complimentary ticket for the National Lottery, courtesy of sponsors, Camelot. The Lotto draw was beamed, live into the room where the guests were gathered.

Says organiser, Archie Mackay, who runs PR consultancy, Media2k: “It was a pity no-one won, although it’s possible someone did but simply didn’t want to let on and have to buy everyone on their table a drink.”

The evening included a showcase from Greg Barrowman, the 18 year-old cousin of John Barrowman, alias Torchwood's Captain Jack.

The posters available are:

* Scottish Daily Mail – ‘Going Nowhere’, adorning a pic of a deserted M8, under a blanket of snow – December 8 2010

* Scottish News of the World – ‘Predator’, accompanying a story about jailed former MSP, Tommy Sheridan -December 26 2010

* The Herald – ‘Dug from the rubble’, about the earthquake in New Zealand – February 21 2011

* Daily Record – ‘Feckless’, accompanying a story about former Transport Minister, Stewart Stevenson, during the winter wipe-out affecting the M8 – December 8 2010

* Edinburgh Evening News – ‘Hell on Wheels’, accompanying a story about the stepping down of the boss of the trams project in the capital – November 3 2010

* Sunday Mail – ‘Monsters Mansion’, about jailed killer, William Beggs – August 1 2010

* Scotland on Sunday – ‘SAS in daring desert raid’ – February 27 2011

* Daily Telegraph – ‘Britain cuts flow of money to pariah Gaddafi’ – February 28 2011

* The Scottish Sun – ‘It’s Coatbridge. It’s -8degreesC. And the locals battle through blizzards for supplies…’, accompanying a pic of an ice cream van in a snow storm – December 1 2010

* Scottish Mail on Sunday – ‘Executed by the Taliban’  October 10 2010

Already gone are posters featuring front pages of The Scotsman, the Sunday Herald and the Evening Times.

Said David Dinsmore, general manager of News International Newspapers (Scotland) and chair of the Glasgow and West of Scotland branch of the Journalists’ Charity: “It was great to see a right good industry party with so many journalists from all areas of the media. The feedback we have had has been fantastic and we're looking forward to breaking the 400-mark next year.”

To buy a poster, contact Archie on 0787 960 1484 or email

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