Top honours for The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and Edinburgh Evening News team at 42nd Scottish Press Awards

Two of the leading feature writers for The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday have won prestigious awards as the titles were honoured on Wednesday at the Scottish Press Awards.

Thursday, 30th September 2021, 2:12 pm
It was a successful night for Scotsman titles staff at the annual Scottish Press Awards

During a ceremony held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday's Dani Garavelli was named Feature Writer of the Year and ​The Scotsman's Alan Pattullo was named Sports Feature Writer of the Year.

The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday’s Aidan Smith was named runner-up in the Sports Feature Writer of the Year category, while political correspondent Conor Matchett was recognised as runner-up in the Young Journalist of the Year category for his work across both The Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News.

The Edinburgh Evening News was winner of the coveted Front Page of the Year award, taking first place for ‘We’ll Be Right Back After the Break’.

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Alan Pattullo receives his award

The Scotsman was separately recognised as runner-up in the News Website of the Year category.

The title’s suite of podcasts, produced in partnership with the Laudable project, also won acclaim.

The Weekly Bigots production, voiced by The Scotsman’s former health correspondent Kevan Christie and produced by Morven McIntyre, was named Podcast of the Year.

And The Scotsman's food-and-drink podcast Scran, run by Rosalind Erskine, was also recognised as runner-up in the same category.

Scotland on Sunday's Dani Garavelli was named feature writer of the year

Hosted by former BBC Scotland newsreader Jackie Bird, the 42nd Scottish Press Awards celebrated the best of national, regional and digital journalism from across the country.

This year’s judging panel was led by Denise West, who was joined by 36 independent judges – which comprised of 21 women and 15 men – from across the Scottish media, communications and public affairs industries.

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Rosalind Erskline accepted the podcast of the year award for Weekend Bigots, hosted by former Scotsman journalist Kevan Christie. Her Scran podcast also finished runner-up

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