Managing director of Newsquest Scotland, Tim Blott, is stepping down after announcing his retirement.
Blott, who joined the company in 1975 as a trainee reporter, will leave Newsquest Scotland at the end of the year, ending a 40 year career in the newspaper industry.
He will be replaced by Graham Morrison, the managing director of Newsquest Clyde & Forth, which publishes the Greenock Telegraph, Clydebank Post and Alloa Advertiser.
In a statement announcing his retirement, Blott said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my 12 years in Scotland and thank all the staff, readers and advertisers for their encouragement and support and I wish them and all our marvellous print and online titles the best for the future.”
Newsquest chief executive, Henry Faure Walker, thanked Blott for “the great contribution he has made to Newsquest and to the wider industry over many years”
He added that he looked “forward to Graham continuing to build on the success we have achieved in Scotland as the country’s leading news publishing business, both in print and online.”
Blott has worked in Scotland since 2003 after positions as managing director of Newsquest in Bradford and the north-east of England.