Fraser bound for the BBC

THE Scottish political editor at The Herald is leaving for a senior post at BBC Scotland.

Douglas Fraser is the latest to be leaving the paper, following his appointment as business and economics editor at BBC Scotland.

The news follows yesterday’s reporting in allmediascotland that the paper’s award-winning reporter, David Leask, was bound for Scotland on Sunday.

It doesn’t stop there. Also this week, it was announced that news sub-editor, Chris Graham, is off to the South China Morning Post.

In a memo staff, editor, Charles McGhee, announced the moves “with great regret”.

Says BBC Scotland’s head of news and current affairs, Atholl Duncan: “Douglas is one of Scotland’s most respected journalists and will be a valuable addition to our news team.

“Business and the economy may well dominate our headlines over the next while. We look forward to Douglas informing us and analysing developments across the BBC’s output in the weeks and months ahead.”