The incoming chief executive of Johnston Press has issued a vote of confidence in his new bosses by buying more shares in the company.
Ashley Highfield, left, is joining the regional publishing giant as chief executive next week, taking over from John Fry.
The Scotsman reported that Mr Highfield purchased a total of 334,595 shares last week, bringing his overall shareholding to 711,818 shares.
With the share price hovering between 4.4p and 4.55p a share last week, it will have cost him a minimum of £14,722.
Mr Highfield, a former director of new media and technology at the BBC who oversaw the launch of the iPlayer, was named as replacement for Mr Fry in July.
He was previously at Microsoft, where he was vice-president responsible for its UK consumer and online business, including the MSN website.