New group editor appointed

A NEW group editor has been appointed at north of Scotland trio of newspapers, the Highland News, North Star and Lochaber News, which are all part of the Highland News Group.

Paul Breen, 49, began his career as a trainee reporter with The Northern Scot, before moving to The Press and Journal for 16 years and the Inverness Courier as a sub-editor for 12 years.

For the last four years, he has been assistant editor and chief sub-editor of the Highland News Group.

He will replace Helen MacRae, who is moving to parent company, Scottish Provincial Press, as group features editor.