Compact Scotsman rings in 2005 changes

The Scotsman has completed a major executive reshuffle to match its new compact look and content for 2005. The change has seen a major review of the news operation at the paper.

Gordon Hay, the veteran assistant editor (news),moves to become associate editor to take charge of all forward news preparation; assistant editor David Lee moves to run advance off-diary material for Saturdays and Mondays; James Hall, previously foreign editor, becomes news editor in charge of the day-to-day newsdesk operation, with Frank O’Donnell appointed deputy news editor.

New picture editor Tony Marsh has swapped roles with Alan Macdonald who has moved to Scotland on Sunday, while Andy O’Brien has joined The Scotsman as associate picture editor from the Scottish Daily Mail.

Peter MacMahon returns as Scottish Government editor while Mark Adamson, previously assistant night editor of The Sun in London, has been appointed night editor.

Since it moved to fully compact in August, sales of The Scotsman have stabilised year-on-year.

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