Media movers: David Hardie, Kristy Dorsey, etc

WELCOME to Media movers, tracking promotions, appointments, etc in the Scottish media scene.

AND, firstly, congratulations to David Hardie, who has retired from the Edinburgh Evening News newspaper after 44 years with them, the last 31 reporting on local football club, Hibernian.

In a tribute appearing in the paper, here, Graham Bean, group head of sport for The Scotsman group, of which the Evening News is part: ”David has been the consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. He would always make time for younger members of staff and pass on good advice and will be sorely missed by all on the sports desk.

“Covering Hibs for 31 years represents a length of service which is unprecedented in modern journalism and his departure truly marks the end of an era for the Evening News.”

And Scotsman Publications editor-in-chief, Frank O’Donnell, is also quoted, as saying: “David is a legend in terms of the Evening News. He has witnessed so much change in the industry, yet has continued to cover Hibs impressively for so many years.

”The press box at Easter Road will not be the same without him. It goes without saying that I wish him all the very best for the future.”

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MEANWHILE, congratulations are also due to Kristy Dorsey, who has been appointed business correspondent at The Herald newspaper.

Born and education in the USA, Kristy moved to Scotland in 1995, joining The Herald as business reporter, after which she was promoted to deputy business editor in 2003.

She then took voluntary redundancy in 2006, freelancing between then and 2017, writing for a variety of publications, including The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and Scottish Business Insider magazine.

She then joined Scottish Business Insider in 2017 with the launch of the online offering,, and was on staff there until leaving in July 2018, after which she started freelancing again, this time working for business clients (blogs, etc).

Her appointment as business correspondent was immediately preceded by casual shifts for a couple of months at The Herald.

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