Times and Taylor shortlisted for Highland Media Awards

The Shetland Times has been shortlisted for Newspaper of the Year in the Highland Media Awards while reporter Ryan Taylor is in the running for Reporter of the Year.

Editor Adam Civico said he was delighted to learn of the shortlistings.

He said: “This newspaper has consistently broken the biggest stories of the year on the subjects which matter most to Shetlanders, and that was reflected in the newspaper’s entry.

“But above all The Shetland Times is a community newspaper and it was pleasing to be able to include the excellent coverage of the NatWest Island Games in our entry as an example of that. We have a very committed team which works incredibly hard throughout the year to bring the community the news and quality of coverage it deserves.

“I’d also like to congratulate Ryan on his nomination, which is recognition of the amount of effort he has shown over the year, as well as a natural flair for reporting.

“Both he and news editor Jim Tait have won awards in recent years and I hope that recent successful record continues when the winners are named.”

Meanwhile, fellow isles news organisation  Shetland News has also been shortlisted for two awards.

The website is in the running for Best Use of Social Media while their reporter Neil Riddell has been shortlisted in the Top Story of the Year category.

The winners will be announced at the Highland Press Ball in Inverness on Friday, 5th February.


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