The assistant editor of a Scottish daily newspaper and its Sunday stablemate has been promoted to the deputy editor’s role.
Donald Walker will be number two at The Scotsman after Kenny Farquarson to become columnist and senior writer on the Scottish edition of The Times.
It is the latest in a series of changes at the Johnston Press-owned flagship which have also seen Graham Bean promoted to the role of group head of sport.
The move follows the departure of sports editor Colin Leslie, with Paul Greaves becoming the new assistant sports editor.
Chief sports writer Stuart Bathgate and reporter Craig Brown have also left the newspaper to pursue freelance writing.
Other recent job moves in the regional press include:
- Nick Mayo has left the role of digital news editor role at the Slough & Windsor Express and Maidenhead Advertiser to join the agency Strand News. His replacement in Slough is James Preston.
- Lancashire Telegraph crime reporter Jessica Cree has left the daily newspaper in order to train as a teacher.
- The Western Morning News has appointed David Munday as trainee sports journalist. He will also contribute to sister title the Plymouth Herald.
- Sarah Taylor has left Newsquest-owned daily the Worcester News after four years.
- Jennifer Morris has left her role as senior reporter at the Surrey Advertiser. She previously worked as a reporter at the Surrey Herald and News and as a trainee journalist at News Associates.
- The Northern Echo’s Steph Clark has left her position as sports writer after five years.