Your Noon Briefing: Angus Macleod, praise for trio of Glasgow outdoor advertising sites, etc

THE Scotland editor of The Times, Angus Macleod, has died.

Widely reported, Macleod had been ill for some time, but had chosen to work on for as long as possible. He was aged 63.

The sad news is featured on, among others, page two of The Times (which says it will be featuring a full tribute to him in tomorrow’s edition of the paper), page two of the Scottish Daily Express (for whom Macleod was political editor, for just over two years), page ten of The Scotsman and page two of The Herald.

He was previously Scottish political editor of The Times and was a regular contributor on TV and radio, including an unmissable review of the newspapers on a Saturday morning on BBC Radio Scotland.

allmediascotland last night tweeted the news of Macleod’s death on its feed, allmedianews. Tributes have been flooding in, on social media.

Read more here (The Times – subscription), here (Scottish Daily Express) and here (BBC).

He is the subject of tributes from The Daily Telegraph’s Alan Cochrane and the former political editor of Scotland on Sunday, Eddie Barnes, on BBC Radio Scotland this morning – here – around the two hours, 44-minute mark.

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ALLEGATIONS of media bias, against the Yes campaign during the recent referendum on Scots independence, is to be the topic of debate at an upcoming branch meeting of the National Union of Journalists.

And the NUJ’s Scotland Organiser, Paul Holleran, will be attending the meeting on Monday, being hosted by the Edinburgh Freelance branch of the union.

For more details, email here.

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GLASGOW has been awarded three out of eight spots in a review of the ‘best’ outdoor advertising outside of London, including along the M8 and a huge, building-sized display of the city’s marketing slogan, People Make Glasgow.

The review can be found on the website,, with Edinburgh also getting a mention, for outdoor advertising located on the capital’s Western Approach Road.

Read more, here.

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BEGINS The Drum media and marketing magazine: “[Tourism agency] VisitScotland has appointed Charlie Smith as director of marketing, taking over from Malcolm Roughead who has performed the marketing role in tandem with his chief executive duties since 2010.”

Read more, here.

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A SENIOR account manager is being sought by Consolidated PR, as advertised here on the allmediascotland media jobs board.

Details of the ad are repeated on, the board being were to find broadcasting vacancies, newspaper job ads, PR posts, digital opportunities, etc.

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