Peter Laing appointed Deadline News managing editor

Scottish press agency Deadline News has appointed Peter Laing as its new managing editor.

Laing, who joined the agency as chief reporter in October, will replace Shaun Milne, who is leaving after two years to join STV as regional editor for its new Edinburgh local service.

Laing has worked in the Scottish media since 1992, when he joined the Evening News in Edinburgh.

He also worked for the Daily Record and Scotland on Sunday, where he was news editor for eight years.

Laing said: “I’m delighted to be taking Deadline into its second decade. I look forward to building on our reputation for top-quality journalism while addressing the changing needs of the industry.

“Our talented young team are as comfortable operating a video camera and posting to our website as they are wielding pens and still cameras.

“Much of the credit for these developments belongs to Shaun – he has worked tirelessly over the past two years to consolidate Deadline’s reputation for incisive journalism while developing our video coverage and launching a superb new website.”

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