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Daily Journalist of the Yearaward shared for first time

One of the top awards in Scottish journalism has been shared for the first time. Allan Caldwell, of the Glasgow Evening Times, and Robert McNeil, of The Scotsman, were today jointly named Daily News Journalist off the Year in the

Forth Independent buys East Kilbride Mail

Forth Independent Newspapers Ltd, publishers of the Wee County News, has bought the East Kilbride Mail for an undisclosed sum. The free weekly was launched a year ago by businessmen Steve McLaughlin, former circulation director of the Daily Record, and

Presidential role for Petrie

Ernest Petrie has been elected president of the Scottish Newspaper Publishers’ Association. Veteran newspaperman Ernest is chairman of Forth Independent Newspapers, which publishes the Alloa-based Wee County News, and was previously group managing director of Regional Independent Newspapers. The association

Scottish title gets its first MD

Pauline McCart has become the first managing director of the Wee County News. She has previously held senior positions at the Daily Record, Business a.m. and Galloway Gazette, and has been with Forth Independent Newspapers, which owns the County News,

Management buy-out for former RIM title

Former Regional Independent Media group MD Ernest Petrie has taken on a new challenge – as part of a group that has bought the Alloa-based Wee County News from Johnston Press. The management buy-out also involves former RIM finance director

RIM expands its Scottish portfolio

Regional Independent Media Scotland Ltd, part of the RIM Group, is to acquire The Galloway Gazette. The deal includes three paid for weeklies, the Galloway Gazette and Stranraer News, the Stornoway and West Coast Advertiser and the Carrick Gazette. Still