Scottish Press Awards Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for this year's Scottish Press Awards has been announced.

Taking place next month, the awards – now in their 32nd year – are organised by the Scottish Newspaper Society.

Comprising 21 categories, the awards include Scoop of the Year, Journalist Team of the Year and New Media Journalist of the Year. Journalists and photographers working for newspapers, magazines and news websites based in Scotland, plus Scotland-based journalists and photographers writing exclusively on Scottish affairs for non-Scottish titles, were all eligible to enter.

Topping the winners' list at last year's awards ceremony was Reporter of the Year, Lucy Adams, then of The Herald. Renowned political journalist, Tom Brown, formerly of the Daily Record, received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The shortlist reads:

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Rob Casey Daily Record and Sunday Mail

James Gunn Freelance

Tony Nicoletti Daily Record

Robert Perry The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

Ian Rutherford Scotsman Publications

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

James Glossop The Times

Steven MacDougall The Courier and Advertiser

Colin Mearns Herald & Times Group

Andrew Milligan Scottish Press Association

Jeff Mitchell Getty Images

Phil Wilkinson Scotsman Publications

CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR

Brian Adcock Scotland on Sunday

Frank Boyle Edinburgh Evening News

Steven Camley The Herald/Sunday Herald

Scott Clissold Scottish Sunday Express

Pete Davidson The Sunday Post

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Lisa Boyle Ayrshire Post

Ryan Crighton Press & Journal

Marc Deanie The Scottish Sun

Victoria Raimes Edinburgh Evening News

Chris Watt Herald & Times Group

NEW MEDIA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Deborah Anderson The Evening Times

John Dingwall Daily Record

James Doleman Sheridantrial Blog

Jasper Hamill The Herald/ Evening Times

Beverley Lyons Daily Record

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Paul Breen Highland News

Mike Collins The Northern Scot

Allan Crow Fife Free Press

Colin Hume The Falkirk Herald

Phil Riddle The Shetland Times

Robert Taylor The Inverness Courier

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Brian Beacom The Herald

Beverley Lyons Daily Record

Brian McIver Daily Record

Phil Miller The Herald

David Robinson The Scotsman

MAGAZINE WRITER OF THE YEAR

Catherine Deveney Scotland on Sunday

Adam Forrest The Big Issue in Scotland

Chitra Ramaswamy Scotsman Publications

Peter Ross Scotland on Sunday

Aidan Smith The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

POLITICAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Eddie Barnes The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

Tom Gordon Sunday Herald

David Maddox The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

Andrew Nicoll The Scottish Sun

Alan Roden Scottish Daily Mail

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

Ian Bell Sunday Herald

Tam Cowan Daily Record

Bill Jamieson The Scotsman

Bill Leckie The Scottish Sun

Melanie Reid The Times – Scotland

FINANCIAL/BUSINESS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Erikka Askeland The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

Kenny Kemp Sunday Herald

Ian McConnell The Herald/Sunday Herald

Tim Sharp The Herald

NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR

Vicky Allan Herald & Times Group

Jonathan Brocklebank Scottish Daily Mail

Annie Brown Daily Record

Hector MacKenzie Ross-shire Journal

Edd McCracken Sunday Herald

Peter Ross Scotland on Sunday

SPORTS FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR

Douglas Alexander Sunday Times Scotland

Bryan Cooney Sunday Herald

Tom English Scotland on Sunday

Bill Leckie The Scottish Sun

David McCarthy Daily Record

SPORTS NEWS WRITER OF THE YEAR

Robert Grieve The Scottish Sun

Mark Guidi Sunday Mail

Roger Hannah The Scottish Sun

Keith Jackson Daily Record

Darrell King Evening Times

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR

Executed by the Taliban, Scottish Mail on Sunday

Apocalypse Snow, The Scottish Sun

Firestorm, Evening Telegraph

Feckless, Daily Record

Going Nowhere, Scottish Daily Mail

JOURNALIST TEAM OF THE YEAR

Kenny Angove The Scottish Sun

Sarah Bruce Scottish Daily Mail

Tom Gordon and Paul Hutcheon Sunday Herald/The Herald

Lachlan MacKinnon Daily Record

Adam Morris Edinburgh Evening News

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Dee Campaign, Evening Telegraph

Save the IRH tea bar, Greenock Telegraph

Save RAF Lossiemouth, The Northern Scot

Movember health campaign, The Scottish Sun

Glas-goals health campaign, Evening Times

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

Eddie Barnes The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday Council was set to reveal Steven Purcell drugs problem

Graham Grant Scottish Daily Mail Police dig at serial killer's houses

Mark Guidi Sunday Mail We lied to Lenny

Paul Hutcheon Sunday Herald/The Herald Stressed city leader Purcell to stand down

Donna McAllister The Press & Journal Ambulance driver refused 999 call while on tea-break

REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Annie Brown Daily Record

Mark Macaskill The Sunday Times Scotland

Lynn McPherson Sunday Mail

David Pratt Sunday Herald/The Herald

Stephen Stewart Sunday Mail

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