Thursday night was one to remember for Dearest Scotland as Cat picked up her second journalism award for the project at the 2015 Scottish Student Journalism Awards, hosted by BBC journalist and broadcaster, Jane Lewis.
Supported by the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, the event was sprinkled with Scottish media heavyweights and more than just a few rising stars of the industry. Awarding Cat with her prize for Dearest Scotland in the Multimedia Story of the Year category was former Herald Scotland digital editor, Calum Macdonald, sponsored by the National Union of Journalists Scotland.
The evening got even better for Cat as she walked off into the Glasgow night with three awards and a special mention including the top prize, Student Journalist of the Year. Thanks to June Ross, owner of event service company, Your Event Scotland, Cat will most definitely be taking advantage of the sponsored top prize; a week’s accommodation in sunny Costa Blanca courtesy of June’s second company, Scardroy Homes.
A special thanks goes to the organisers of the evening’s event, a group of five young ladies from Glasgow Clyde College with talent in abundance, each ensuring the occasion was a special one for all in attendance.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners across the nine journalism categories…the future of Scottish journalism certainly looks in good hands for a while yet.