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Daily Record editor Murray Foote (centre) accepts the Newspaper of the Year award
Daily Record editor Murray Foote (centre) accepts the Newspaper of the Year award
Daily Record editor Murray Foote (centre) accepts the Newspaper of the Year award

The Daily Record swept the board at the 38th annual Scottish Press Awards held at Glasgow’s Radisson Blue Hotel last night (Thursday 11th May).

The Glasgow-based title won the prestigious Newspaper of the Year award, while Daily Record sports writer Keith Jackson was named Journalist of the Year. Front Page of the Year also went to the Daily Record and the publication was awarded Digital Team of the Year.

Journalism Team of the Year went to the Scottish Sun and Campaign of the Year was won by the Edinburgh Evening News. Alan Roden and Neil Sears from the Scottish Daily Mail were awarded Scoop of the Year.

Reporter of the Year was Vivienne Aitken of the Daily Record, and veteran reporter Jim Lawson, who is still working as a freelance  in the North of Scotland at the age of 75, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The late Gordon Aikman of the Sunday Times Scotland was posthumously awarded Columnist of the Year. Gordon, who died in February, used his column to document his battle against motor neurone disease and campaign for more funding to find a cure for the degenerative condition. His award was accepted by his husband Joe Pike.

Other individual awards were won by Michael Glackin from the Sunday Times Scotland, who was named Financial/Business Journalist of the Year, and Courtney Cameron from the Edinburgh Evening News, who was awarded Young Journalist of the Year.

Keith Jackson from the Daily Record was named Sports News Journalist of the Year for the sixth year running and weekly newspaper of the Year went to the Ayrshire Post. Alasdair Macleod of the Daily Record was named News Photographer of the Year and Ian MacNicol of Getty Images was Sports Photographer of the Year.

Hosted by columnist and comedian Tam Cowan, the awards were sponsored by VisitScotland, Diageo, the Scotch Whisky Association and Clydesdale Bank and organised by Event Consultants Scotland.

SNS director John Mclellan said: “Once again the the evening was a terrific success, with Tam Cowan pushing the boundaries as usual. Our congratulations go to all the winners, and a very well done to all our excellent finalists.”

The full list of winners and pictures from the evening can be found here