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High five for Herald at Scottish Press Awards

Journalists at the Herald and Sunday Herald in Scotland were the big winners at the 34th annual Scottish Press Awards, walking away with five top gongs between them.

The team bagged awards in the categories of Cartoonist of the Year, Arts and Entertainment Journalist of the Year, Magazine Writer of the Year, Financial and Business Writer of the Year, and Reporter of the Year, which went to David Pratt.

The Newsquest-owned papers pipped rivals The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday which won four categories.

The Sunday Post was awarded the prestigious Newspaper of the Year prize at the ceremony, which was held at the Radisson BLU in Glasgow last night.

Gina Davidson of the Edinburgh Evening News was named Journalist of the Year, while Campbell Gunn of the Sunday Post was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Scottish Sun walked away with three wins and three runner-up positions.

The full list is as follows:

* SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Ian MacNicol, The Scotsman and Metro Scottish Edition

RUNNER-UP: Ian Rutherford, The Scotsman Publications Ltd

* NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Ian Rutherford, The Scotsman

RUNNER UP: Roddy Scott, The Scottish Sun

* CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Steven Camley, The Herald

RUNNER UP: Brian Adcock, Scotland on Sunday

* YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Niamh Anderson, The Scottish Sun

RUNNER UP: Alasdair Gill, Dundee Evening Telegraph

* WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: The Falkirk Herald

RUNNER UP: The Inverness Courier

* ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Phil Miller, The Herald

RUNNER UP: David Robinson, The Scotsman

* MAGAZINE WRITER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Billy Briggs, The Herald Magazine

RUNNER UP: David Robinson, The Scotsman

* POLITICAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Mark Aitken, Sunday Mail

RUNNER UP: David Clegg, Daily Record

* COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Bill Leckie, The Scottish Sun

RUNNER UP: Ian Bell, Sunday Herald

* FINANCIAL/BUSINESS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Ian McConnell, The Herald

RUNNER UP: Colin Donald, Sunday Herald

* NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Dani Garavelli, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

RUNNER UP: Peter Ross, Scotland on Sunday

* SPORTS FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Aidan Smith, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

RUNNER UP: Tom English, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

* SPORTS NEWS WRITER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Keith Jackson, Daily Record

RUNNER UP: John McGarry, Scottish Daily Mail

* FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR

WINNER: The Scottish Sun: Day that the taxman finally buried Rangers

RUNNER UP: Evening Express: Dear Barney

* JOURNALISM TEAM OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Edinburgh Evening News: Mortonhall Ashes Scandal

RUNNER UP: Scottish Sun: Gers in Crisis

* CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Dumfries & Galloway Standard: A75 – Time to Act

RUNNER UP: Dundee Evening Telegraph: Dundee Born and Read

* SCOOP OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Gina Davidson, Edinburgh Evening News: The Secret of Mortonhall

RUNNER UP: Keith Jackson, Daily Record: WHYTE, THE FANS & THE CASH FOR GERS

* REPORTER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: David Pratt, The Herald/Sunday Herald

RUNNER UP: Gail Cameron, Scottish Sun

* LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

WINNER: Campbell Gunn, Sunday Post

* JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Gina Davidson, Edinburgh Evening News

* NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Sunday Post

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