Lee lands senior post

THE Scotsman has recruited from within its own ranks to fill the post of senior assistant editor.

Following the departure of Paul Riddell for the editorship of The Shetland Times – and Spike hears he used the occasion of his leaving party last week to heavily criticise the paper’s publishers – David Lee is to be his replacement.

He officially begins on the 12th of this month and currently edits the professional pages – law, health, education, government/public affairs and science and environment – plus the weekly, Recommends supplement and the daily diary, Alba.

He also edited the Scotland Recommends book, a spin-off from the supplement, which is published by Luath Press this week.