The Scotsman Editor Quits … Now For Daily Record & Sunday Mail

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JUST 10-days ago  I asked whether Johnston Press would bother replacing Les Snowdon as editor at the Scotland on Sunday or opt to centralise.

Last night we appear to have had an answer with Mike Gilson stepping down as editor of The Scotsman, leaving Edinburgh Evening News editor John McLellan the last man standing.

The implications this morning will be huge.

Shares opened at just 6.90p, some staff didn't find out until they arrived for work, followed by news of further restructuring from the company to be announced.

The betting now being McLellan taking an overarching role as editor in chief of all three titles, although that has still to be confirmed.

But now speculation is also mounting about when the Daily Record and Sunday Mail will announce it is also moving to a seven-day operation.

This blog has predicted as much for a long time now.

But this time it comes from BBC Scotland's news chief Atholl Duncan who sent out a Tweet to that effect this morning.

He went as far as to predict that Daily Record editor Bruce Waddell  will take charge of both titles almost six years after first joining from the Scottish Sun.

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