Ex Sunday Times Scotland Editor Carlos Alba Consultancy Launch

CARLOS Alba, like the rest of his now former staff at the Sunday Times Scotland, will most likely look at today's edition with mixed emotions.

It is the last proper one under his watch, a satellite team of four now all that is now left behind.

But he's not letting the grass grow under his feet and has already dropped me a line about his new venture Carlos Alba Media Limited.

From tomorrow – Monday – he'll be offering his services and experience to companies and public sector organisations.

And anyone who knows him will be able to vouch for his media credentials which span more than two decades.

He was chief reporter at the Edinburgh Evening News, among the most impressive Education Correspondents to hold the post at The Herald, for a time Scottish political editor at the Daily Record, and for the past four years sat in the big chair as Editor at Sunday Times Scotland.

With five Scottish Press awards also under his belt, he somehow has also managed to find the time to write two books – Keep The Faith: The Story of Celtic's Historic Treble Winning Season 2000-2001 with journalist turned legal eagle Ron Mackenna; and his work of fiction Kane's Ladder, about growing up in the 70s, published in 2008.

An impressive CV, for sure. But what it doesn't do is tell you what a thoroughly decent, intelligent and hardworking chap he is with it. News International's loss will undoubtedly become someone else's significant gain.

Carlos says a few words about his new venture on allmediascotland.com.

Meantime those organisations smart enough to sign him up quickly can do so by emailing him on carlos@alba-media.co.uk or calling his office on 0141 637 6399 or mobile on 07880 505 647. Else drop me a line and I'll pass it on.

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