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Deputy editor leaves daily to work at national title

Kenny Farquharson

The deputy editor at a Scottish daily and its sister Sunday title is set to leave the role to work for The Times.

Kenny Farquharson, second-in-command at The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday,  is to become a columnist and senior writer on the Scottish edition of The Times.

He announced his new job on Twitter and said he was “looking forward to it”.

Kenny, left, was assistant editor and then deputy editor at Scotland on Sunday from 2006 until his role was extended to include The Scotsman in February last year after the departure of Peter McMahon, who previously held the role.

Kenny tweeted on Monday: “Some news: I’m delighted to say I’m moving to The Times, as columnist and senior writer on the Scottish edition. Looking forward to it!”

Before joining Scotsman Publications, he worked at the Scottish edition of The Sunday Times from 1998-2006 as Scottish political editor and assistant editor.

Last autumn, it was revealed that The Scotsman and its Johnston Press sister titles Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News were merging editorial operations, with the loss of up to 45 jobs.

Under the move, Ian Stewart became editorial director of all three papers and Edinburgh Evening News editor Frank O’Donnell became managing editor.

And last December, Kenny was confirmed as deputy of The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday, while Euan McGrory stayed in the same role for the Edinburgh Evening News.