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Scottish Press Awards shortlist announced

The Scottish Daily Newspaper Society has announced the shortlist of nominees for the annual Scottish Press Awards.

Now in its 26th year, the event this year received a record number of entries, with more than 400 submitted.

Among those vying for an award are staff from The Herald and Evening Times in Glasgow, the Falkirk Herald, the Inverness Courier and The Scotsman.

A full shortlist is below.

The awards encourage and promote standards of journalism and recognise professional talent and skills.

They are open to journalists and photographers working for newspapers and magazines published in Scotland and Scottish-based journalists and photographers writing exclusively on Scottish affairs for non-Scottish publications.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony and dinner at the Glasgow Radisson SAS Hotel on Thursday, April 21.

The nominees for the 2005 Scottish Press Awards are:

Scoop of the Year
Team at the Herald, The Herald
Tom Gordon & Andrew Collier, The Herald
James Moncur, Daily Record
Michael Christie, Daily Record

Reporter of the Year
Annie Brown, Daily Record
Camillo Fracassini, The Sunday Times
Brian Lironi, Sunday Mail
Marion Scott, Sunday Mail

Financial/ Business Writer of the Year
Robert Ballantyne, The Sunday Times
Ian McConnell, The Herald
Terry Murden, Scotland on Sunday
Ken Symon, Sunday Herald

Feature Writer of the Year
Vicky Allan, Sunday Herald
Allan Brown, The Sunday Times
Catherine Deveney, Scotland on Sunday
Michael Tierney, The Herald

Columnist of the Year
Ian Bell, Sunday Herald
Tam Cowan, Daily Record
Chris Deerin, Scotland on Sunday
Fraser Nelson, The Scotsman

Campaign of the Year
Martin Biddle, Greenock Telegraph
Gethin Chamberlain, The Scotsman
David Leask, Evening Times
Natasha Weale, Sunday Mail

Front Page of the Year
Scottish Daily Mail
The Scottish Sun
Scottish Daily Mirror
Daily Record

Journalist Team of the Year
Daily Record led by Cara Page
The Herald
Daily Record led by Janice Burns
Scottish Daily Mail
Sunday Mail

Weekly Newspaper Journalist of the Year
Eitan Grant, The Paisley Gazette
Jill Buchanan, The Falkirk Herald
Robert Mitchell, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
Willie Morrison, North Star & Highland News
Donald Wilson, Inverness Courier

Political Journalist of the Year
Jason Allardyce, The Sunday Times
Kenny Farquharson, The Sunday Times
Douglas Fraser, Sunday Herald
Lindsay McGarvie, Sunday Mail
Paul Sinclair, Daily Record

Sports Feature Writer of the Year
Douglas Alexander, The Sunday Times
Simon Buckland, The Sunday Times
Glen Gibbons, The Scotsman
Graham Spiers, The Herald

Sports News Writer of the Year
Doug Gillon, The Herald
Martin Hannan, Scotland on Sunday
Keith Jackson, Daily Record
Bill Leckie, The Scottish Sun

Arts/Entertainment Writer of the Year
Anna Burnside, The Sunday Times
Catherine Deveney, Scotland on Sunday
Teddy Jamieson, The Herald Magazine
Peter Ross, Sunday Herald
Billy Sloan, Sunday Mail

Cartoonist of the Year
Brian Adock, Scotland on Sunday
Steven Camley, The Herald
Ranald MacColl, Scottish Daily Mirror
Bill McArthur, The Herald

Young Journalist of the Year
Jenifer Johnston, Sunday Herald
Jacqueline McGhie, News of the World
Himaya Quasem, Sunday Mail
Anna Smyth, The Scotsman

Gaelic Journalist of the Year/ Sgriobhadh Gaidhlig
Aonghas P Caimbeul, The Scotsman
Alasdair Macaelein, The Scotsman
Raghnall Macilledhuibh, The Scotsman
Murchadh MacLeoid, Scotland on Sunday

News Photographer of the Year
Donald MacLeod, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday
Lloyd Smith, The Herald
Ian Rutherford, The Scotsman
Phil Wilkinson, Scotland on Sunday

Sports Photographer of the Year
Tom Main, News of the World / The Sunday Times & The Daily Telegraph
Colin Mearns, The Herald
Ian Rutherford, The Scotsman
Stuart Wallace, The Sunday Times

SDNS Scottish Newspaper of the Year
To be announced at the awards

Journalist of the Year
To be announced at the awards