New Herald editor makes pledge to readers during first week in new role

The new editor of the Herald in Scotland has vowed to bring an enthusiasm and energy to her new role as she seeks to create ‘a hugely exciting chapter’ in the title’s history.

Catherine Salmond joined the Glasgow-based broadsheet last week from Scotland on Sunday in Edinburgh.

In a column in the paper in her first week, Catherine said: “We face challenging and eventful times in Scotland right now, socially and politically, and there are many ways for Scots to consume their news, with countless platforms to choose from.

“It is of utmost importance to me that The Herald remains your trusted and unbiased choice, offering readers not only agenda setting news stories, but insightful comment and analysis on the biggest topics of the day.

“Under my leadership, The Herald will also continue to lead the way with our sport and business coverage, offer unrivalled magazine content, and hopefully make you smile and reflect on other aspects of life with uplifting, unique content written by some of the country’s most talented journalists.”

Catherine, who worked on weekly, evening and national titles in a number of reporting, featured and newsdesk roles before becoming editor of Scotland on Sunday, added: “I have a passion and belief in the importance of a strong and confident Scottish media and believe The Herald has long been at the forefront of this and will continue to be so under my leadership.

“As editor, my team can expect me to champion it at every turn. Last week, The Herald topped eight categories at the Scottish Press Awards; an enviable achievement yet just a snapshot of our outstanding work.”

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