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 allmediascotland.com: “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.