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Scottish Press Awards – the winners

The Daily Record was last night crowned Scotland's Newspaper of the Year for 2014 at the 36th annual Scottish Press Awards.

In total The Daily Record won five accolades at the ceremony at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel, with Keith Jackson named as Sports News

Writer of the Year for the third year in a row. The paper also won Front Page of the Year for its splash ‘THE VOW’ about the plans to deliver more powers to the Scottish Parliament after the Referendum.

Winners of major individual awards also included Marion Scott from the Sunday Mail, who was named both Reporterand Journalist of the Year’.

The Daily Mail won Campaign of the Year for its Armed Police campaign, with the newspaper also winning Journalism Team of the Year.

The Daily Record took the award of Newspaper of the Year for the way in which it handled the debate of the referendum.

Commenting on the Daily Record’s Newspaper of the Year award, Chairman of the judges, Austin Lafferty said the newspaper’s coverage of the issue was: “A fine example of journalistic imagination, skill, and political nous.”

Weekly Newspaper of the Year went to Fife Free Press.

The awards are organised by the Scottish Newspaper Society (SNS). SNS director John McLellan said: “2014 was a year to remember and all our editorial teams more than stepped up to the plate to deliver some brilliant journalism which captured a significant moment in time.

“Scottish newspapers remained at the heart of the action and reaffirmed the industry's ability to make vital contributions to the decisions affecting the lives of all Scots.

“Judging the awards is never easy and this year was more difficult than most, but it’s always a privilege to see the quality and diversity of coverage in our titles across all subjects.”

The full list of winners is as follows:

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Stewart Attwood

Herald & Times Group

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Jeff Mitchell

Getty Images

CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR

Brian Petrie

The Scottish Sun

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Darren Hamilton

Evening Telegraph

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Fife Free Press

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Brian Beacom

The Herald

INTERVIEWER OF THE YEAR

Patricia Kane

Scottish Mail on Sunday

POLITICAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

David Clegg

Daily Record

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

Chris Deerin

Scottish Daily Mail

FINANCIAL/BUSINESS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Erikka Askeland

The Press & Journal

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR

Emma Cowing

Scottish Daily Mail

SPORTS FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR

Aidan Smith

The Scotsman

SPORTS NEWS WRITER OF THE YEAR

Keith Jackson

Daily Record

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

Scotland Now

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR

Daily Record and THE VOW

JOURNALISM TEAM OF THE YEAR

Scottish Daily Mail

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Scottish Daily Mail on Armed Police

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

Murray Foote

THE VOW for the Daily Record

REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Marion Scott

Sunday Mail

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Drew Cochrane

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Marion Scott

Sunday Mail

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN 2014

Richard Walker

Sunday Herald

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Daily Record