The Stuart Seaton Award was won for the second successive year and for the third time by the Press & Journal and its farming editor, the late Joe Watson, in 2014.
The award was made for the Aberdeen-based newspaper’s daily coverage of agriculture and weekly Farming supplement published every Saturday.
Following his untimely death after the entries had been judged, Guild chairman Jane Craigie presented the regional journalist’s award certificate to Joe’s family.
The judges commented on the P&J‘s “comprehensive coverage, depth of knowledge and Joe’s ability to tackle a diverse range of farming issues – from serious political and technical topics to lifestyle.
All the content was well-researched, balanced, written with authority and of interest to local people.”
Two other regional titles – Farm North East and The Cumberland News – were highly commended by the award judges for their farming coverage.