lORNA hUGHES.jpg 2Lorna Hughes is the new editor of Scotland’s Sunday Mail after Brendan McGinty left the role amid seven reported redundancies at the Reach plc tabloid and its sister title, the Daily Record. Hughes, who was appointed an assistant editor of the Sunday Mail back in 2014, is its first female editor in its 101-year history. She marked her new role this week with a front-page splash on the news that Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, are to marry, with her expecting a baby, and a controversial massive heading: ‘ANOTHER DUMMY IN NO. 10’.
McGinty was appointed editor of the Sunday Mail in 2016 at the same time as the editorial teams of the two tabloids merged to create a seven-day operation. He had worked on the Sunday Mail since joining as a reporter in 2001, spending eight years as news editor and four as deputy editor.
The tabloid titles are currently the top-selling newspapers in Scotland. ABC reports that the Sunday Mail had a circulation of 105,451 in January while the Daily Record sold 104,343 copies. Jon Hebditch, who had been covering the City Council beat for the Press and Journal (P&J) in Aberdeen, joined the Daily Record’s reporting team in Glasgow this week.

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