Word has reached The Drum that Bruce Waddell, editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror’s Scottish titles The Daily Record & Sunday Mail, has departed.
Sources within the newspaper industry in Scotland have told The Drum that Waddell departed the company this evening.
At the time of writing there had been no official confirmation of his departure after eight years with the company, having joined as editor of the Daily Record in 2003. He was made editor-in-chief six years later.
Prior to this he was editor of The Scottish Sun for five years.
Early word is that Murray Foote, deputy editor of The Daily Record will take over at least in the interim.
Earlier this year, Waddell was tasked with overseeing the redundancies of 90 editorial staff members. In the end 71 were said to have taken voluntary redundancy.
At the time of writing The Drum was awaiting a response from Trinity Mirror.
Updated: The following day Trinity Mirror confirmed Waddell's departure and and-formed restructured the Scottish publishing business to form Media Scotland.