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Farquharson leaves SoS for Times

Kenny FarquharsonKenny Farquharson, deputy editor at The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday, has been poached by The Times Scotland office. He will join as a columnist and writer.

Farquharson will be reunited with former SoS editor Les Snowdon who left the Daily Mail sports desk in London to return to Scotland as The Times Scottish editor.

He announced his move on his Twitter account. “Some news: I’m delighted to say I’m moving to The Times, as columnist and senior writer on the Scottish edition. Looking forward to it!” he said.

His departure is another blow to the Johnston Press owned Scotsman titles which has lost numerous named writers in recent months as part of severe cost-cutting.

In contrast, Snowdon, who was appointed Times Scotland editor following the death of Angus Macleod, has clearly been handed a budget to build his team and recently hired Michael Grant from The Herald as football correspondent.

The latest official circulation figures for the second half of last year showed the Times to have enjoyed a 1% rise in sale to 18,800 on the corresponding period in 2013, making it the only national title to add sales.

 

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