New man in the editor’s chair at The Scotsman

Ian Stewart has spent most of his career with the company. Picture: Jane Barlow
Ian Stewart has spent most of his career with the company. Picture: Jane Barlow
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A NEW editor has been appointed to The Scotsman. Ian Stewart, editor of sister paper Scotland on Sunday since 2009, has been appointed editor of the flagship daily title with immediate effect.

Stewart, 51, is also a previous editor of the Edinburgh Evening News. All three titles are owned by Johnston Press.

Stewart said: “It is a great honour to be appointed editor of Scotland’s national newspaper, one of the country’s leading institutions with a long and proud history stretching back almost 200 years.

“These are momentous times for Scotland and The Scotsman will continue to play a central part in the debate as Scotland decides its future.

“These are also exciting times for news organisations as the digital world gives us great opportunities to deliver more to readers and advertisers and to have greater engagement across the many platforms that technology affords us.

“I look forward to continuing and developing that growth and maintaining The Scotsman as Scotland’s leading quality newspaper.”

Andrew Richardson, managing director of Johnston Press Scotland, said: “I am delighted that Ian has taken on the role of editor of The Scotsman and am confident that under his leadership the title will thrive.”

Stewart first joined The Scotsman in 1991 as night news editor and has spent the majority of his career with the three Scotsman Publications titles, except for a period with the Scottish Daily Mail, based in Glasgow.

A former pupil of Edinburgh’s Royal High School, he is married with two children and lives in Corstorphine.