Three freelance cartoonists have been relieved of their roles with a group of Johnston Press titles as part of a cost-cutting exercise.
It comes after October’s announcement that the three titles would merge their operations, with between 35 and 45 jobs being lost as a result.
Iain had contributed to both The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday for almost 16 years. He has also occasionally worked for The Guardian and his work has appeared in the political magazine Holyrood for the last decade.
Brian had been drawing for Scotland on Sunday for 10 years, and the Saturday edition of The Scotsman for around half that time.
He is also responsible for producing the cartoon in Monday’s edition of The Independent.
Frank had been working for the EEN for almost 16 years, producing cartoons five days a week until last year when he dropped to four in order to produce work for The Sunday Post.
Johnston Press has not responded to HTFP’s request for a comment.