BBC Online chief Neil McIntosh becomes The Scotsman editor

Neil who worked as Managing Editor of BBC Online and previously held roles on The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian has announced as a new editor of The Scotland. He spent his early journalistic career on The Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News. Born in Glasgow and lives in Edinburgh, he takes charge of The Scotsman with the brief to expand its coverage in politics and opinion, business, the environment and education, the arts and Scottish lifestyle, in particular health and sport.

JPIMedia, formerly Johnston Press, was founded with the Falkirk Herald in 1845, and believes in the independence of its editors who, first and foremost, are tasked with serving their communities, says the company. In consultation with Neil individual editors will be appointed for each of The Scotsman’s sister papers, Edinburgh Evening News and Scotland on Sunday.

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