Heaney resurrecting Notebook column for the Lennox Herald

THE veteran journalist, Bill Heaney, has returned to his former stomping ground, at the Lennox Herald.

A former editor of the Dumbarton-based weekly newspaper, the 67 year-old – who has recently recovered from a heart attack – will be resurrecting the Notebook column he wrote while he was in the editorial chair.

He told allmediascotland.com: “The usual advice in these matters – and life in general – is that you should look back but never go back. But I intend to take the risk because it’s what I really enjoy doing.”

Heaney left the paper in 1999, to become a special advisor to then Scottish First Minister, Henry McLeish.

He is a former judge of, and multiple winner at, the Scottish Press Awards.

He started out in newspapers as a 16 year-old ‘copy boy’ with the Scottish Daily Express in Glasgow.