Shetland Times journalist Ryan Taylor was named Reporter of the Year in the Highlands and Islands Media Awards last night, the second time in three years he has won the award.
Mr Taylor was presented with the Jim Love Memorial Trophy at the annual Highlands and Islands Press Ball at Inverness, attended by many media and company representatives from the area.
He is the fifth Shetland Times reporter in the last two decades to win the award, following Rab McNeil, Alan Crawford, Erlend Barclay and Rosalind Griffiths, and the first to receive it twice.
Mr Taylor said: “I am absolutely delighted to have won the award. I have enjoyed great support from all my colleagues at The Shetland Times and the contacts who make reporting in the isles such a joy.”
The Shetland Times was nominated in the Newspaper of the Year category, also for the second time in three years, along with The Orcadian, but lost out to the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald.
Meanwhile former Shetland Times reporter Neil Riddell, who now works for the Shetland News website, won the award for Top Story of the Year, while that organisation itself was named Best Use of Digital Media winner.