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Deputy steps up to top job at Scottish daily

The deputy editor of flagship Scottish daily The Herald has stepped up to the editor’s job.

Magnus Llewellin has been announced as the new editor of the Glasgow based title, succeeding Jonathan Russell who left in October.

The 47-year-old began his career with the Edinburgh Evening News in 1991 and has also worked at the Daily Record, The Scotsman and Business AM.

He said: “I am delighted to take on what I regard to be the best job in Scottish journalism at such an important time in this nation’s history.”

A father of two Magnus, currently chairs the judging panel of the Scottish Politician of the Year Awards and is a committee member of the Journalists’ Charity in Scotland.

He describes his hobbies as hillwalking, running and travel.

Jonathan stepped down as editor-in-chief of The Herald and its Newsquest sister titles the Evening Times and Sunday Herald after two and a half years in charge.