Crichton headed for the Daily Record

THE Herald’s chief UK political correspondent has been appointed the Daily Record’s Westminster editor.

Torcuil Crichton – who is already based at Westminster – takes up his new role at the end of the month, following a long association with The Herald. He began with the Herald in 1992 – under then editor, the late Arnold Kemp – and, after a spell at BBC Scotland, he returned for the launch of Andrew Jaspan’s Sunday Herald in 1999.

He told “The Herald has been very good to me, sending me around the world to big stories and giving me acres of space to write news, features and interviews. Long-suffering Glasgow subs, used to my 400-word intros, will understand when I describe the Record as a good challenge for me.

“The job starts with the General Election campaign of a generation and it will take me into a new political landscape with a big Scottish readership. I’m looking forward to it.”

He succeeds Kevin Schofield, who has joined the Sun’s political team at Westminster.