Media Movers: Raymond Buchanan, Avril Cadden, etc

WELCOME to Media Movers, reporting the latest moves within the Scottish media, including promotions and retirements.

AND thanks to The Scotsman for sharing these two items of info: First, that BBC Scotland journalist, Raymond Buchanan, is today joining the Glasgow pumps and valves giant, the Weir Group, as ‘group communications’.

He succeeds Jonathan Milne who is leaving – next month, after a handover period – to take up a comms role in the oil and gas sector, in Aberdeen. Milne is a former deputy editor of BBC Scotland’s Reporting Scotland and joined Weir from chartered accountants body, ICAS.

Says The Scotsman: “Buchanan, who spent 14 years at the BBC, will get an extra team member as well. Ross Easton, who arrives at Weir today [September 9] from SSE, takes the group’s media team headcount to five.”

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THE Scotsman also shares the following: “Mark Locke, head of media and public relations at Edinburgh-based pensions group, Aegon UK, has left after eight years to join Mark Polson at pensions and investment consultancy, Lang Cat. Brian Lewis becomes interim head of media at Aegon, working with Stephanie Melrose.”

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AND former Sunday Mail feature weiter, Avril Cadden, has joined Glasgow-based PR outfit, Incentive Media, as a PR account manager. Incentive managing director is Lorraine Fraser, a former sales and marketing director at the Sunday Mail and Daily Record. Cadden left the Sunday Mail in July 2011, going freelance.

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