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Father and son duo triumph at regional awards

A father and son duo triumphed at an awards ceremony celebrating the best of local journalism in Scotland’s Highlands and Islands.

David and Calum Ross both triumphed at the Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards, which were held on Friday.

David, Glasgow-based daily The Herald’s long-serving Highland correspondent, won lifetime achievement honour the Barron Trophy, while Calum, chief reporter of Aberdeen-based daily the Press & Journal, received the Reporter of the Year accolade.

Elsewhere Will Clark, who covers the most extreme North-Easterly point of the UK mainland for the Caithness Courier and John O’Groat Journal, won Journalist of the Year.

Calum, left, and David Ross at the awards ceremony

Calum, left, and David Ross at the awards ceremony

The Shetland Times was voted Newspaper of the Year and also collected the award for Best Use of Digital Media.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Use of Gaelic
Donald Lamont, Radio nan Gàidheal

Best Use of Digital Media
Shetland Times

Young Journalist of the Year (Alex Main Trophy)
Daniel Lawson, BBC Shetland

Sports Reporter of the Year
Craig Christie, Northern Scot

Photographer of the Year
Gary Anthony, Scottish Provincial Press

Top Shot of the Year
Willie Urquhart, West Highland Free Press

Reporter of the Year (Jim Love Memorial Trophy)
Calum Ross, Press and Journal

Top Story of the Year
Jamie Durent, Scottish Provincial Press

Feature Writer of the Year
Susan Welsh, Press and Journal

Community Newspaper of the Year
Fios (North Lewis)

Newspaper of the Year
Shetland Times

Diageo Journalist of the Year
Will Clark, North of Scotland Newspapers

Barron Trophy for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism
David Ross, The Herald