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The Sunday Post triumphs at Scottish Press Awards

It was a triumphant night for The Sunday Post at the 39th annual Scottish Press Awards as the newspaper scooped five prizes during the ceremony held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central at the end of April.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 09 May 2018 17:31

The Sunday Post triumphs at Scottish Press Awards

All the winners...

The Dundee-based title won the Newspaper of the Year award and its lead reporter, Gordon Blackstock, was awarded Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year, Front Page of the Year and Scoop of the Year for his breaking story of the hundreds of Smyllum Park orphans buried in mass graves.

Dani Garavelli from Scotland on Sunday was awarded the Nicola Barry prize, a new accolade introduced this year by the Scottish Press Awards in honour of the journalist who died after a long illness. The award was created for women journalists with the aim of encouraging campaigning journalism, which Nicola Barry, the award-winning columnist and feature writer, was known for during her career.

Other awards announced included the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was awarded to Tom Shields, The Sunday Mail won Journalism Team of the Year, and The Courier was awarded Campaign of the Year for its Frank’s Law initiative.

The full list of winners from the second part of the evening is as follows:

YOUNG JOURNALIST

Gurpreet Narwan, The Times

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER

East Lothian Courier

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST

Peter Ross, The Herald

INTERVIEWER

Kenny Farquharson, The Times

POLITICAL JOURNALIST

David Clegg, Daily Record

COLUMNIST

Kenny Farquharson, The Times

SPORTS COLUMNIST

Gary Keown, Scottish Mail on Sunday

FINANCIAL/BUSINESS JOURNALIST

Greig Cameron, The Times

FEATURE WRITER

Peter Ross, The Guardian

SPORTS FEATURE WRITER

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman

SPORTS NEWS WRITER

Sean Wallace, Aberdeen Evening Express

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER

Wattie Cheung, Freelance

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER

Jane Barlow, Press Association

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALIST

Billy Briggs, The Ferret

FRONT PAGE

“Hundreds of Orphans”, The Sunday Post

DIGITAL TEAM

dailyrecord.co.uk, Daily Record

JOURNALISM TEAM

Emma Caldwell: The Fight for Justice, Sunday Mail

CAMPAIGN

Franks Law, The Courier

SCOOP

Gordon Blackstock, The Sunday Post

REPORTER

Gordon Blackstock, The Sunday Post

NICOLA BARRY AWARD

Dani Garavelli, Scotland on Sunday

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Tom Shields

JOURNALIST

Gordon Blackstock, The Sunday Post

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The Sunday Post

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