Just weeks into his new job with Aberdeen daily, the Press and Journal, and young reporter. Calum Ross. is tackling one of the most difficult beats in Scottish journalism.
The 25 year-old recruit from the Inverness Courier has been promptly thrust into the role of local government specialist – replacing Cameron Brooks who transferred to the P&J’s two-man reporting team in the Scottish Parliament press box at Holyrood, joining Tim Pauling.
The Aberdeen city council patch is intrinsically challenging because it is run by a Lib Dem/SNP coalition administration. And on the verge of bankruptcy, it has imposed swingeing