The Scottish Press Awards – a wonderful showcase for the best journalistic talent in Scotland.

6 June, 2024

Thank you to everyone who joined the #ScottishPressAwards2024 ceremony in person (May 29, 2024) and to those who followed the winner announcements online. We are proud to enjoy such a talented journalism sector across the country.

It was a triumphant evening for Georgia Edkins at the 45th Scottish Press Awards, with the Mail on Sunday’s Scottish political editor lifting the coveted Journalist of the Year accolade.

Having earlier scooped Reporter of the Year, Political Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year at the gala dinner and presentation ceremony last night (May 29), the judges praised her “intuition, determination, and good old-fashioned door-knocking” while reporting on some of the last year’s most high-profile stories, including the Operation Branchform investigation into the SNP’s finances.

Georgia is pictured above receiving the Scoop of the Year Award from Newsbrands Scotland director John McLellan and Chair of Judges Richard Neville

The Scottish Daily Mail scooped the prestigious Newsbrand of the Year award for the second year in a row for consistently leading the way on most of the major stories of the year, breaking several of them, and delivering hard-hitting exclusives and impactful journalism.

The Inverness Courier was chosen as the Weekly Newsbrand of the Year, praised by the judges for being a modern and ambitious local newsbrand that invests its resources in the community and champions its readers, particularly with its campaign for the upgrade of the A9.

Other big winners were the team at The Scottish Sun, who showcased their strength in both live event coverage and multimedia journalism. They won Best Coverage of a Live Event for their reporting on the Sturgeon House Raid and took home the Podcast of the Year award for “Murder in the Granite City”. They were also awarded Journalism Team of the Year for their work on the SNP Police Investigation.

A total of 28 awards crediting the vital work of print and digital journalism were announced in celebration of the finest journalism in Scotland.