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Newspaper shortlisted for national award

The Orcadian is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the award of Scotland’s weekly newspaper of the year.

The newspaper took home the trophy at the Scottish Press Awards last year, and now features alongside four other finalists in latest the shortlist.

The other titles are: East Lothian Courier, Largs and Millport Weekly News, The Inverness Courier, and The Oban Times.

Overseen by Newsbrands Scotland (formerly the Scottish Newspaper Society), the awards ceremony and dinner will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central on May 29.

The judging panel, which this year is led by Richard Neville, former head of news brands at DC Thomson, and current director of Neville Robertson Communications, praised the finalists for their sharp focus on local matters.

Mr Neville, chairman of the Scottish Press Awards judges, said: “It is always a pleasure to read through the entries to the Weekly Newsbrand of the Year category. There is still much vibrancy and energy in this market and no shortage of good stories.

“What really stood out for the judges was the commitment the shortlisted titles showed to their local areas. They know their patch and fight for what they think is best for their readers, just like good weekly news brands should.”

Also shortlisted at the awards is The Orcadian’s reporter, Ethan Flett, who is one of five finalists in the Young Journalist of the Year category.