The Press and Journal has been crowned regional farming newspaper of the year by the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists (BGAJ).
Farming editor Gemma Mackenzie was presented with the guild’s Stuart Seaton Award by guild vice-chairman Olivia Midgley at the Royal Highland Show last night.
The award, established in memory of Farmers Guardian founding editor Stuart Seaton, recognises regional newspapers that devote some of their pages to coverage of farming and rural affairs.
Judges said: “Gemma’s voracious appetite for delivering copious quality content day in day out shone through, together with her in-depth knowledge of the sector – both technical and political – and enthusiasm to pursue.”
Previous recipients include the late Press and Journal farming editor Joe Watson.
Welcoming the award, Ms Mackenzie said: “I’m absolutely delighted to win this award. Juggling daily and weekly deadlines can sometimes be a challenge so it’s great to see all the hard work has paid off.
“We are very lucky in Scotland to have such a strong team of journalists writing about the sector. We all work very closely together and I really value their help and support.”