Metcalfe Leaving Greenock Telegraph for Senior Post in Canada

The editor of the regional evening newspaper, the Greenock Telegraph, is leaving to take on a senior newspaper post in her native Canada.

Wendy Metcalfe has been editor of the paper for the last three years, albeit she has been on maternity leave since Autumn, when she gave birth to her second child. She is joining Sun Media, Canada's largest newspaper group and publisher of, among a number of other titles, the Toronto Sun.

She has been appointed regional managing editor for ten titles in the Niagara region of the country. The ten titles comprise three dailies and seven weeklies and at one of the dailies – The Standard – she will have a more hands-on role, in the capacity of managing editor.

She joined the publishers of the Greenock Telegraph, Clyde & Forth Press, following a stint as assistant editor at the Evening Express newspaper in Aberdeen. Before that, she was on the Daily Record newsdesk for four years.

This year, the Tele was shortlisted at last week's Scottish Press Awards and is on the shortlist at next month's UK-wide Regional Press Awards for its successful campaign to prevent the closure of a charity tea bar at Inverclyde Royal Hospital.

Metcalfe leaves for Canada in four weeks. She told allmediascotland: “Working at the Greenock Telegraph, and with a first-class news team, has been a privilege.

“The crowning moment over the last few years has to have been winning [at last year's Scottish Press Awards] the Campaign of the Year title for our anti-knife crime blitz – Stop Knives, Save Lives – and again being shortlisted for a couple of awards for our Save the IRH Tea Bar again this year.

“Our campaigns have been at the heart of this paper and made a real difference to the lives of our readers.”