A PHOTOGRAPH showing an Evening Times news vendor outside Glasgow Central Station has been shortlisted in the Scottish Portrait Awards 2019.

Mark Shields’s picture of the late edition of our paper being sold to commuters and tourists is up for the top prize in the Richard Coward

Scottish Portrait Awards in Photography category.

The black and white picture gives off a nostalgic vibe at a time when more people consume their news online, perhaps turning first towards their smartphone before grabbing a paper.

Mark will go up against five other finalists, including former Evening Times photographer Simon Murphy, who took an atmospheric shot of Alan Tanner smoking.

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Other finalists in the category include Brenna Collie, of Aberdeenshire, who illustrates the moment she suffered a stroke at the age of 14 two years ago.

A prize of £3000 will be presented to the winner, which will be announced on

Wednesday, November 13.

The runner-up will be handed £500, while the third placed photographer will receive £100. There is also a £500 prize for the best young photographer, which Mark could also get his hands on.

All the finalists’ work is now on show in Edinburgh at the Scottish Arts Club until Saturday, November 30.