THE Scotsman’s front page the day after Sir Chris Hoy was crowned Britain’s greatest ever Olympian is in the running for a major honour at the Scottish Press Awards.
The “Best of the Best” will contest the front page of the year category, along with “Revenge of the Trams”, the front page of the Edinburgh Evening News the day after Edinburgh City Council leader Jenny Dawe was toppled from power.
They are just two of the 20 nominations secured by Scotsman Publications titles in the awards, which will be held in Glasgow next month.
Dani Garavelli is up for scoop of the year for her Scotland on Sunday interview with the only surviving parent of the Gairloch boating tragedy that claimed the lives of a father and three young children.
She will be competing against Gina Davidson of the Edinburgh Evening News, who broke the scandal over dead babies’ ashes at Mortonhall Crematorium in the capital.
Garavelli is also in the running for best newspaper feature writer, along with Chitra Ramaswamy, for work in both The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday.
Tom English and Aidan Smith, who also write for both titles, are in the running for sports feature writer of the year.
The Scotsman’s books editor David Robinson is nominated as arts/entertainment journalist of the year, along with Aidan Smith, as well as magazine writer of the year. The latter category will also be contested by Chitra Ramaswamy and Peter Ross, of Scotland on Sunday.
The Scotsman’s Erikka Askeland is up for columnist of the year, while Scotland on Sunday’s Brian Adcock has been nominated for cartoonist of the year.
Gordon Jack and Ian Rutherford are on the shortlist for news photographer of the year for work in the Scotsman, while Ian MacNicol is in the running for best sports photographer.
The Edinburgh Evening News’ reporting of the Mortonhall scandal has also won the paper one of two nominations for journalism team of the year, along with its “Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in Crisis” coverage.