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Chief reporter who ’embodies best of journalism’ wins parliamentary praise

A chief reporter has won parliamentary praise for her investigative work.

Sunday Post journalist Marion Scott was hailed by the Scottish Parliament during a special debate marking World Press Freedom Day.

Marion, a former Scottish Journalist of the Year, has won many awards for her campaigning and investigative reporting.

The praise came just days after she visited Holyrood, accompanying the family of Louise Aitchison after revealing how police failures had preceded her murder by a man with a history of violence against women.

One of the recent splashes produced by Marion

One of the recent splashes produced by Marion

Her family spoke to MSPs of all parties as the Glasgow-based Post continues to campaign for an urgent Fatal Accident Inquiry to be launched.

In the Holyrood debate, MSP Russell Findlay said: “Thank goodness then for people like Marion Scott, chief reporter of the Sunday Post newspaper.

“She embodies the best of journalism, compassionate, fearless and giving a voice to the marginalised.”

Tory MSP Mr Findlay, himself a former journalist with the Post’s rival the Sunday Mail, added during Tuesday’s debate: “Marion does not seek praise and will likely give me an absolute doing for embarrassing her and anyone who has ever met her will know I am not joking.”

Post editor Jim Wilson said: “Marion has been one of Scotland’s most skilled and committed reporters for many years but her kind of talent and tenacity is needed now more than ever.

“She is everything that a journalist should be and it was fitting for that to be recognised in the Scottish Parliament on World Press Freedom Day.”