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New senior editors appointed at Scottish weeklies

Two senior editors have been appointed to oversee a group of Scottish weeklies in a partial reversal of an earlier restructure.

Clyde Weekly Press, part of the Romanes Group, has named Emma Quiqley and Graham Crawford as ‘regional editors’ in charge of its stable of five weekly titles.

Graham Crawford – who has been described as Scotland’s most-travelled journalist – will oversee the Clydebank Post, Barrhead News and Renfrewshire’s Gazette series, while Emma will take charge of the Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter and Helensburgh Advertiser.

The changes mean a partial reversal of a restructure carried out earlier this week which saw the editor roles on all five titles axed and replaced by content editor roles.

The moves also mark a homecoming for Graham who was editor of the Clydebank Post until leaving 11 years ago.

After leaving the Post, Graham went on to edit the Lennox Herald and was subsequently chief reporter at the Highland News, deputy editor of the Oban Times, and chief district reporter of the Banffshire Journal.

Emma joined the Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter and the Helensburgh Advertiser in 2002 at the age of 19 and has since moved through the ranks – from reporter, to senior reporter, to news editor, and finally editor.

She then left the paper in January to take up the role of head of digital following the earlier restructure.

Announcing the appointments, Clyde Weekly Press managing editor Martin Little said: “I am confident that both Emma and Graham will cope with the challenges set by this demanding role, and I am certain that their colleagues will join with me in wishing them every success in these important positions.”