Media Movers: Kenny Farquharson, Brian Stormont, etc

THE deputy editor at The Scotsman Publications Ltd (The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News) is to join the Scottish edition of The Times.

Kenny Farquharson – who is most closely associated with Scotland on Sunday – tweeted yesterday of his move.

He wrote (here): “Some news: I’m delighted to say I’m moving to The Times, as columnist and senior writer on the Scottish edition. Looking forward to it!”

He joins several recent appointments at the paper, now being edited by former Scotland on Sunday and recent former sports editor at the Daily Mail, Les Snowdon.

A revamped sports section now includes Keith Anderson (production) and Michael Grant (Scottish football correspondent, formerly chief football writer – as noted here on allmediascotland), along with regular freelance content from Paul Forsyth and Graham Spiers (a Saturday column).

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AND congratulations to Brian Stormont: he has been appointed editor of Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser, Stirling News and Strathallan Times.

He is the recent group editor at 14 weekly titles at Johnston Publishing’s Angus County Press division – as noted here, when reported his leaving plans.

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CONGRATULATIONS too to Rebecca McCosh, who has been appointed digital editorial manager at i-on Edinburgh, i-on Glasgow and i-on Aberdeen free, monthly magazines.

She was previously managing editor at website, Informed Cities Edinburgh.

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AND wishing now former editor of the Scottish Daily Express, David Hamilton, a very happy retirement…

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AS reported here on, David Hughes has been appointed business development manager at contract magazine publishers, Connect Communications.

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AS reported on (here), Kenny Kemp is stepping down as editor of Business Quarter Scotland magazine. Launch editor of the title, he is stepping down after issue 20, in June, with  another book among his future projects.

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