Media Movers: Ian Rutherford, Kate Cunningham, etc

WELCOME to Media Movers, reporting the latest moves within the Scottish media, including promotions and retirements.

AND firstly, the multi award-winning photographer, Ian Rutherford, has left The Scotsman Publications Ltd, after 24 years.

Rutherford – whose career has spanned the eras of black and white, colour and now digital – is going freelance, as the publishing group as a whole moves from employing staff photographers to using freelance ones.

He left on Friday  although he is likely to continue working for the group’s titles, in a freelance capacity, plus, of course, for other clients.

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A FORMER comms chief at Celtic Football Club is setting up a PR and public affairs consultancy of her own.

Kate Cunningham has left Greenhaus Public Communications where she worked as a consultant since leaving her role as head of communications for Celtic nine years ago.

Specialising in ‘stakeholder engagement and strategic communications’, Kate will continue to specialise in health, education, arts and third sector – as Wherewithal Communications.

Greenhaus is a public affairs consultancy with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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THE features editor at the Daily Record has been promoted to the role of assistant editor.

Melanie Harvey is one of three at the Record to be named as assistant editors, the others being Austin Barrett (head of sport at the paper) and Kenny Rattray (design editor at the paper and sister titles as part of publisher, Trinity Mirror’s Scots division, Media Scotland).

Their new jobs will include editing, in rotation, the Monday edition of the paper.

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AS reported here, Martin Laing has been named the editor of the Lennox Herald. And as reported here, Tom English and Richard Wilson have been recruited to help build the sports content on the BBC Scotland website. Plus, as reported here, Gavin Bruce is leaving as MD of Real and Smooth Scotland radio.

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