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Further slump in sales

Sunday Mail editor latest to step down

newspapersJim Wilson is stepping down as editor of the Sunday Mail, it has been confirmed.

Long-serving Wilson becomes the latest editor to leave a top title following Richard Walker’s departure from the Sunday Herald and Tony Carlin from the Glasgow Evening Times.

Magnus Llewellyn leaves the Herald and is due to take up his new role at The Times (Scotland). Damian Bates, editor of the P&J in Aberdeen, is among those tipped to succeed him.

The changes follow another slump in sales in newspapers. The latest figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations show that among Scottish quality national newspapers The Herald now sells 30,402 (-11/6%), The Scotsman 20,304 (-14.6%), Press & Journal 54,270 (-7.2%), The Courier 41,243 (-8.5%) and the Times Scotland 24,094 (+8%).

Titles across the country have suffered. The biggest drop came at the Johnston Press owned Wigan Evening Post, with average daily sales at 2,822 copies, down 30% year-on-year. It was among those which the company declared “sub-core”, and likely to be sold.

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