Orcadian reporter is highlands and islands journalist of the year!
The Chief reporter here at The Orcadian newspaper, Craig Taylor, has been named Journalist of the Year at this year’s Highlands & Islands Press Ball & Media Awards.
Craig picked up both the Diageo award for and Journalist of the Year and the Jim Love Memorial Trophy for Reporter of the Year
The recipients of the award are chosen by a panel of judges, who said Craig was a unanimous choice for his strength of writing across a number of categories.
The Orcadian was shortlisted for newspaper of the year this year but lost out to the Inverness Courier.
A joint entry from David Delday and Robbie Fraser, from Radio Orkney, and Jane Moncrieff, from Radio Shetland, picked up the Sports Reporter of the Year title for their coverage of the 2017 NatWest Island.