THE GLASGOW Times team have been nominated across five different categories at this year's Scottish Press Awards. 

A shortlist for the 43rd award ceremony was announced today, recognising excellence across national, regional and digital journalism from across the country.

The Glasgow Times was nominated for News Website of the Year for the digital work featured on our site throughout 2021. 

Our coverage of the Kenmure Street protests in May last year was nominated in the Best Coverage of a Live Event category. 

Glasgow Times:

Stewart Paterson, The Glasgow Times' political correspondent, was nominated for Local/Weekly Reporter of the Year. 

Meanwhile, two of our campaigns were listed as nominations for the Local/Weekly Campaign of the Year.

These were "Save our Venues", which called on Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life to re-open public facilities such as libraries across the city, and "Bank on Us", which helped to ensure less fortunate children across Glasgow woke up with presents under the tree last Christmas. 

Glasgow Times:

Ava Whyte, who worked for the Glasgow Times for months before moving to our sister title The Clydebank Post, has been nominated for Student of the Year.

Glasgow Times:

This year’s judging panel was led by Denise West - previous managing director of Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd, and chief commercial officer of DC Thomson Media.

Denise, who was joined by 36 independent judges - which comprised 21 women and 15 men - from across the Scottish media, communications, and public affairs industries, said: “2021 was every bit as challenging for the Scottish Press as 2020, but the hard-won government investment gave publishers and editors a solid base on which to keep the public properly informed.

"The evidence from this year’s Scottish Press Awards entries is that Scotland’s journalists continued to meet and exceed the challenge with customary style and passion.

“Rising costs meant difficulties in the immediate future are undiminished, but so too is the commitment from Scotland’s journalists to maintain the supply of trusted, quality news flowing nationally and locally.

READ MORE: 'I hope it takes the Government down': Public have their say as Network Rail strikes continue

“As never before, the role of the press in holding the powerful to account is badly needed, and while the judges face a daunting task to select winners from some superb entries, we congratulate everyone in the industry, not just our finalists.”

Sponsors this year are Royal Bank of Scotland, Diageo, VisitScotland, Edrington, Openreach, SGN, Glenmorangie, Amazon, The Law Society of Scotland, Women in Journalism Scotland, BIG Partnership, Event Consultants Scotland and Scottish Newspaper Society.

The awards ceremony and dinner will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.