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Former daily editor lands top Scottish role

A former editor of the Norwich Evening News is to become the new editorial director at Scottish Provincial Press in Inverness.

David Bourn, currently deputy editor of the Hull Daily Mail, has landed the top role overseeing 15 weekly papers and websites in the north of Scotland.

One of the largest local newspaper groups north of the border, the privately-owned SPP covers the regions of Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness-shire, Strathspey, Moray and Banffshire.

David, who starts his new job next month, was editor of the Evening News for seven years from 2000 until 2007 when he resigned for personal reasons.

Prior to joining the paper he had been deputy editor of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle in Newcastle, having begun his career on the Hexham Courant.

David said: “I am very sad to be leaving an incredibly talented team at the Hull Daily Mail but this is a challenge it was impossible to resist.”


Scott Douglas (04/05/2010 12:24:59)
Nice one Bourney,
You thought parts of Northumberland were prone to the oddities of rural isolation?
Wait til you see the Wicker Man us ‘sweaties’ have got ready for you.
Hopefully Allison Coggan has already filled you in.