Trinity Mirror confirms Waddell's departure from Daily Record as Media Scotland is formed
Trinity Mirror has confirmed the departure of Daily Record and Sunday Mail editor in chief Bruce Waddell as it begins to merge its tabloids with Scottish and Universal to create new publishing business Media Scotland.
The new company will include both the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, alongside 20 local newspapers including the Ayrshire Post and Stirling Observer, Business Insider, and event division and 36 local and commercial websites.
As revealed by The Drum last night, former editor of The Scottish Sun, Bruce Waddell departs after eight years at the company, having taken redundancy package it is understood, with Allan Rennie taking over as editor-in-chief of Media Scotland. Rennie was previously editorial development director for Trinity Mirror Nationals.
Bruce Waddell, commented: "I've had eight great years at the helm of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail but it's time for change. I now look forward to a fresh challenge and exploring new opportunities."
Bill Steven has become business development director for Media Scotland
Mark Hollinshead, managing director of Trinity Mirror Nationals will extend his responsibilities to include managing director of Media Scotland.
He commented: "The creation of Media Scotland denotes the start of a dynamic new era in Scottish media. With our unique blend of national and local content, the combined reach of our portfolio of print and digital brands will deliver unrivalled coverage across the Scottish market. I look forward to working with our new top team in the exciting times ahead."