Ayrshire Post up for award

April 9, 2018 by  

The main newspaper covering Ayr and the wider local area is set to defend a prestigious award that it won last year, having received another nomination.

The Ayrshire Post was named ‘Scottish Weekly Newspaper of the Year’ at the 2017 Scottish Press Awards, and now it has a chance to retain this title at this year’s event. However, it will be facing stiff competition from several other papers as it tries to do so, with the likes of the Irvine Herald and Inverness Courier also in the running.

Since the Scottish Newspaper Society launched these awards nearly four decades ago, they have come to be regarded as the big newspaper industry awards. Its win last year was the second time for the Ayrshire Post, having previously triumphed in 2014.

The 2018 ceremony will be held on 26th April, with DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central set to serve as the venue for it. Speaking to the Daily Record, Austin Lafferty, who is chairing the panel of judges, said:

“This year yet again the standard, quality and excellence of Scottish newspaper output defies the downward trend of press sales. Brilliant writers and content make our job as judges a tough one.”

Local newspapers like this one can always turn to printers in the area that can provide letterheads, to ensure that they are able to have a distinctive masthead.