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New editor takes the helm at the Courier

Robert Scott has been appointed editor of the East Lothian Courier, the paper he began his career on 12 years ago.

Robert, (31), had previously been deputy editor, after returning to the weekly title last year.

He first joined the Courier as a junior reporter aged 19, but left 15 months later to work and travel in Australia and Asia.

When he returned to the UK he joined the Dunfermline Press Group, working at the Stirling News and Alloa Advertiser.

He then joined the company’s flagship title, the Dunfermline Press, where he became deputy sports editor and then news editor.

In late 2004 Dunfermline Press Group bought D&J Croal Ltd – the publishers of the Courier – and Robert rejoined the team at Haddington.

Since then the paper has become full colour and has changed to a more compact size.

Robert said: “I was delighted to return to the Courier and to now become editor is a privilege.

“The last two years have seen significant changes at this newspaper but our commitment to bringing the very best stories to readers and standing up for their interests hasn’t faltered.

“I’m proud to live and work in East Lothian and want residents to be proud of their paper, the Courier.”

Robert succeeds Elaine Reid, who is now associate editor. Do you have a story about the regional press?
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