Top Prize for Former Editor

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Former Brig Editor-in-Chief Abigail Taylor won ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ at the Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards.

Taylor, who graduated in 2020, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to win this award and truly am shocked. My mentor and editor Iain Stephen has been amazing throughout my first year with Am Pàipear.

I have covered a wide range of stories from ferries to lost jewellery and wouldn’t change the entire experience for anything.

I would say to anyone thinking about applying for jobs to just go for it because it will pay off. My contract finishes this summer but I hope to continue on my journey as a journalist into broadcast and use my passion of politics with that.

I joined Women in Journalism Scotland this year and through that, Laura Kuenssberg, BBC political correspondent, has become my mentor. I feel extremely lucky and positive to be in this position and I am grateful for where I am and where I’ll be heading in the future.”

Abigail currently works for the Am Pàipear, based in the Outer Hebrides.

Feature Image Credit: Am Pàipear

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