Media movers: Mark McLaughlin, Judith Duffy, etc

WELCOME to Media Movers, tracking promotions, retirements, etc, in the Scottish media scene.

FIRSTLY, congratulations to Mark McLaughlin, who has started this week in the role of education and politics correspondent at The Times Scotland.

And congratulations too to Kieran Andrews, who joins the same newspaper next week as the new Scottish political editor, replacing Hamish Macdonell – who has been appointed to the newly-created role of director of Strategic Engagement at the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (as reported here).

Kieran leaves the post of investigations editor at The Courier.

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MEANWHILE, well done also to Judith Duffy, named politics editor, at The Sunday Post, where she was previously a news reporter. She is a former assistant producer at STV. 

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AND at the Glasgow news website,, Gillian Loney has been named editor. Gillian was previously deputy editor and succeeds Gregor Kyle. Magdalene Dalziel, previously a reporter, replaces Gillian as deputy editor.

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ON the move yourself? Feel free to share your good news with us.