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Magazine editor role for former business reporter

Peter Ranscombe

A former business reporter at a Scottish daily has been appointed to a new role as editor of a business magazine.

Peter Ranscombe, left, who spent nine years as business correspondent with The Scotsman, will become editor of BQ Scotland.

He succeeds former regional press journalist Kenny Kemp, who was founding editor of the business title but is stepping down after five years.

Peter left The Scotsman in January last year and since then has spent time working for Scottish Field magazine and working as a freelance journalist.

He has also written a book called Hare, about the story of two notorious 19th Century murderers Hare and Burke, asking what happened to Hare after Burke was hanged for their crimes.

For his book, Peter researched the Scotsman’s archives to read reports of Burke’s hanging in Edinburgh in 1829.

Other recent job moves in the regional presss include:

Sam was previously head of news at the Worthing Herald series while Olivia moves from the role of acting chief reporter at the Mid Sussex Times.

  • Sports reporter Steve Carley has lef the Worcester News to join the Sanctuary Housing Group as stakeholder relations officer. Steve has also previously worked as the Birmingham Mail.
  • Press Association deputy city editor Holly Williams has returned to the news agency after a spell of maternity leave.  She will continue to focus on business and economic news.
  • The Chichester Observer Series has appointed Nikki Jeffrey as content editor.   She joins from the Sussex Express where she was deputy content editor.