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Two new recruits for The Times Scotland

Magnus Llewellin, Editor of The Times Scotland, has announced two new recruits for The Times Scotland.

Kieran Andrews (on the left) and Mark McLaughlin. Photograph: The Times Scotland

Mark McLaughlin started this week in the role of education and politics correspondent, vacated by Dan Sanderson. Mark, who had been working for AFP news agency and Holyrood magazine, was previously a reporter at the Press Association.

Kieran Andrews joins next week as the new Scottish political editor, replacing Hamish Macdonell. Kieran leaves the post of investigations editor at The Courier.

Welcoming the appointments, Mr Llewellin said: "We are really pleased to have Kieran and Mark joining us. They are superb young journalists, and their recruitment further underlines our commitment to our growing number of readers and our continuing investment in Scotland."

Mark McLaughlin said: "I am really excited to be joining the team at The Times, and playing my part in ensuring that our readers are well-informed about the major issues happening across Scotland, the UK and wider world.”

Kieran Andrews said: “The Times is a newspaper that shows the value of investing in journalism. This promises to be another fascinating period in Scottish politics, and I am looking forward to helping the title build on its success.”