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Double success for reporter on Scottish daily

A Scottish journalist took home two awards in recognition of her talents at the recent Highlands and Islands Media Awards.

Donna McAllister, chief reporter with the Press and Journal in Moray, was named as Journalist of the Year, and also won the Jim Love Memorial Trophy for reporter of the year.

The winners were announced at the annual Highland and Islands Press Ball, which was held in Nairn on Friday 3 February.

Newspaper of the Year was won by the Highland News, and Rudhach, from Point in Lewis won the Community Newspaper of the Year Award.

Donna’s colleague at the Press and Journal Elgin office, Kaye Nicolson won the Alex Main Trophy for young journalist of the year.

Iain Macdonald, reporter with the BBC in Inverness, was presented with the Barron Trophy, which recognises lifelong achievement in journalism in the Highlands and Islands.

Richard Lochhead, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment presented the prizes at the event

Winners were:

Bord Na Gaidhlig Award for best Gaelic entry:

Moray Firth Radio

Best Use of digital media:

Breaking News North, Tain

Photographer of the Year:

Callum Mackay, Scottish Provincial Press

Top Shot of the Year:

Trevor Martin, freelance photographer, Inverness

Young Journalist of the Year and the Alex Main Trophy:

Kaye Nicolson, Press and Journal, Elgin

Sportswriter of the Year:

Andy Dixon, Inverness Courier

Reporter of the Year and the Jim Love Memorial Trophy:

Donna MacAllister, Press and Journal, Elgin

Top Story of the Year:

Moira Kerr, freelance, Argyll

Feature Writer of the Year:

Keith Mackenzie, West Highlands Free Press

Community Newspaper of the Year:

Rudhach, Point, Lewis

Newspaper of the Year:

Highland News

The Classic Malts Journalist of the Year:

Donna MacAllister, Press and Journal, Elgin