The Southern Reporter chases Scottish Press Awards weekly crown

TOP SELLING Borders local newspaper The Southern Reporter is in the running for a major award, writes Bob Burgess.

The Selkirk-based title has been short-listed in the Weekly Newspaper of the Year category in the annual Scottish Press Awards.

Also on the shirt list is the Falkirk Herald, The Inverness Courier, Highland News and the Northern Scot.

The Southern is part of the Johnston Press stable and publishes under the banner of The Tweeddale Press.

Judges will announce the winners in a number of categories at a dinner on April 19.