One of the most senior executives in regional publishing group Newsquest is set to retire after 40 years in the industry.
Tim Blott, pictured left, managing director of Newsquest Scotland, will step down at the end of the year.
He is set to be replaced in the role by Graham Morrison, who is currently managing director of Newsquest Clyde & Forth.
Graham had previously served as group MD of the Romanes Media Group, until it was bought out by Newsquest earlier this year.
The announcement of Tim’s forthcoming retirement was made in an internal memo to staff attributed to Newsquest chief executive Henry Faure Walker, which has been seen by HTFP.
It reads: “Tim Blott, managing director of Newsquest Scotland, is retiring at the end of they year after 40 years’ service in the newspaper industry.
“Tim will be succeeded by Graham Morrison, currently managing director of Newsquest Clyde & Forth and previously group managing director of the Romanes Media Group.
“I would like to thank Tim for the great contribution he has made to Newsquest and to the wider industry over many years, and I look forward to Graham continuing to build on the success we have achieved in Scotland as the country’s leading news publishing business, both in print and online.”