Paton Steps Down as Scottish President of Newsagents' Body

The president of the Scottish branch of the body that represents newsagents, UK-wide, has stepped down.

Robert Paton had only taken on the role of Scottish president of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents in March. But in a statement issued today by the NRFN, he has stood down for 'personal' reasons.

Vice-president, Robert Baillie, takes over, ahead of his scheduled inauguration as Scottish president in March.

In a statement issued by the NFRN, Paton is quoted, as saying: “This was not a decision I took lightly but due to a change in personal circumstances I felt I could no longer devote my time to the organisation.

“I have met many new friends from all over the country and I hope I have left a good impression with the work I have achieved. I wish my colleagues every success for the future.”

The statement also quotes Baillie, as saying: “Robert Paton has made a huge contribution to the NFRN both at branch and district level. We are sorry to see him go but wish him well.”