Times to launch an international edition

By Hamish Mackay

The Times has announced the launch of an international edition printed in Charleroi, Marseilles and Madrid.

It will be edited by former Scottish Times editor John Mair and will be a scaled-down version including “the best of The Times”.

Times
editor Robert Thomson said: “The launch of The Times International
Edition is an important step in the global development of the paper.

“For
centuries, The Times has been the newspaper by which all newspapers
around the world are judged. As we continue to develop our audience in
the UK, both online and in print, the International Edition will ensure
that we are the dominant global title, particularly in comment,
international news and business coverage.”

With a small Scottish
staff, Mair has built up the circulation of the paper’s Scottish
edition north of the border to more than 30,000. He began his career on
the Evening Express, Aberdeen, as a graduate trainee.

Mair’s
replacement at the Scottish Times will be Robert Hands, who has been
working as a production executive on the paper’s sports desk.

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