A daily newspaper’s political editor scooped an awards hat-trick at a ceremony which saw his title take home six honours in total.
The Record was also Newspaper of the Year and Journalism Team of the Year, while Jonathan McFarlane, from the Glasgow-based paper, won Outstanding Digital Journalist of the Year.
In the local and weekly categories, the Fife Free Press won the Newspaper of the Year crown, while there were two wins for the Aberdeen Express after Dale Haslam was named Reporter of the Year and Callum Law took the Sports Writer of the Year prize.
Austin Lafferty, chair of the judges for the Scottish Press Awards, said: “In another year of high achievement for the Scottish press and media, local and national, daily and weekly output of words and pictures has never been of better quality or relevance.
“But one newspaper has stood out with the scoop of the decade (at least). The Daily Record published the gigantic story of Alex Salmond’s investigation for alleged – and vehemently denied – misconduct.
“It has rebounded and re-echoed throughout the political and civil nation, and from a press perspective has been unbeatable.”
All the winners received their prizes at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, in Glasgow, yesterday evening.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Young Journalist of the Year – Carla Jenkins, The Sunday Times
Arts and Entertainment Journalist of the Year – Barry Didcock, The Herald and The Herald on Sunday
Interviewer of the Year – Peter Ross
Political Journalist of the Year – David Clegg, Daily Record
Columnist of the Year – Neil Mackay, The Herald and The Herald on Sunday
Sports Columnist of the Year – Stephen McGowan, Scottish Daily Mail
Financial/Business Journalist of the Year – Graham Huband, The Courier
Sports Feature Writer of the Year – Aidan Smith, The Scotsman
Sports News Writer of the Year – Andrew Devlin, The Scottish Sun
News Photographer of the Year – Jeff Mitchell, Getty Images
Sports Photographer of the Year – Ian MacNicol, Getty Images
Digital Team of the Year – The Scottish Sun
Outstanding Digital Journalist of the Year – Jonathan McFarlane, Daily Record
Local/Weekly Sports Writer of the Year – Callum Law, Evening Express
Local/Weekly Feature Writer of the Year – Tristan Stewart-Robertson, Clydebank Post
Local/Weekly Campaign of the Year – “Time to Talk”, Wishaw Press
Local/Weekly Reporter of the Year – Dale Haslam, Evening Express
Local/Weekly Newspaper of the Year – Fife Free Press
Nicola Barry Award – Karin Goodwin, The Ferret and Sunday National
Scoop of the Year – David Clegg, Daily Record
Front Page of the Year – “The Day Scotland Ground to a Halt”, Scottish Daily Mail
Reporter of the Year – Graham Grant, Scottish Daily Mail
Campaign of the Year – “Mesh Campaign”, Sunday Post
Journalism Team of the Year – “Beast from the East – live coverage”, Daily Record
Lifetime Achievement Award – Dorothy Grace Elder
Journalist of the Year – David Clegg, Daily Record
Newspaper of the Year – Daily Record