Awkward Moment for Murden?

A recently-appointed non-executive director of The Scotsman owners, Johnston Press, made a visit to the paper’s HQ on Friday, prompting one or two staff to enquire as to the whereabouts of sister paper, Scotland on Sunday’s business editor, Terry Murden.

In Murden’s capable hands, business reporting is far from an exercise in slavish sycophancy. But on Friday, he could have been forgiven for keeping a low profile.

When Ian Russell became the former chief executive of ScottishPower, Murden wrote in June last year: “For those ScottishPower customers expecting a further hike in their electricity and gas bills this year, it must be galling to see sacked chief executive, Ian Russell, walk away with a