The new editor of The Times Educational Supplement Scotland is Neil Munro, the present deputy editor. He will take over from Willis Pickard, editor since 1977, who retires at the end of next month.
Neil Munro, aged 49, has spent almost his entire career with The TESS, which he joined in 1975 as a reporter. He became deputy two years later when Mr Pickard succeeded Colin Maclean, founding editor of the Scottish edition of the paper.
A Lewisman, Mr Munro was educated at the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway, and Edinburgh University, where he took an honours degree in politics and history. He ten joined the West Highland Free Press in Skye before moving to Edinburgh and The TESS. He is married with two teenage sons.
Willis Pickard said this week: "I am very pleased Neil is to follow me as only the third editor in the 36-year history of The TESS. His name is synonymous with education reporting in Scotland and he has a formidable range of contacts in all sectors and a universal reputation for fairness as well as incisiveness.
"The paper has expanded its Scottish content in recent years and its circulation has doubled. Neil will take it on to its next stage of success."