Two DC Thomson journalists picked up coveted awards at the 36thannual Scottish Press Awards in Glasgow last night.
With over 400 awards submissions this year, the competition was fierce at the awards ceremony which took place at the Radisson BLU in Glasgow, hosted by Tam Cowan.
Young Journalist of the Year went to Darren Hamilton of the Evening Telegraph. Editor Richard Prest said, “It’s a fantastic achievement for Darren and we are hugely proud of his success. It’s also really gratifying that Bryan Copland was named as runner up and Will Lyon was shortlisted in the same category.”
The Press and Journal Business Editor, Erikka Askeland, took home Financial Business Journalist of the Year. Deputy Editor of The Press and Journal David Knight said, “We are delighted for Erikka. Her talent, hard work and perseverance have been recognised by both her peers in the industry and independent judges from respected Scottish organisations. We have won this award two years in a row, which shows that The Press and Journal is at the forefront of business/financial reporting in Scotland”. The Press and Journal was also runner-up in Campaign of the Year for their Fair Deal on Energy Prices campaign.