Scotsman editor appointment delay prompts salary speculation

ALMOST this time last week, Spike speculated that the identity of the new Scotsman newspaper editor would be revealed.

After all, it was a Friday and owners, Johnston Press, seem partial to Friday announcements, including that of Les Snowdon as Scotland on Sunday editor.

Of course, as noted on Saturday – amid Spike’s extensive coverage of the Edinburgh TV festival – last Friday was always going to be unlikely given the absence of two key Scotsman people: Michael Johnston, the managing director, and Henry Faure Walker, the general manager.

But why the wait? Well, if Spike was the speculating sort, maybe it’s just down to hard cash.