Derek Lambie leaves Scottish Sunday Express

Scottish Sunday Express editor, Derek Lambie, is leaving the paper as part of Express Newspapers' recently announced round of redundancies.

Lambie's last day is Saturday 26 May. Appointed as editor in 2002, he has led the Glasgow-based title for more than 10 years.

He commented: “It has been an honour and a privilege to have been at the helm of the Sunday Express in Scotland for more than a decade. But, as they say, all good things come to an end and the time has come to move on. Like other industries — from major businesses being forced to lay off staff on a daily basis, to well-known football clubs left teetering on the brink — newspapers have not been unaffected by the current economic climate. Indeed, many say the media industry is facing a hitherto unseen challenge and a somewhat uncertain future. That said, Scotland needs strong Sunday newspapers and I am confident the Sunday Express will continue to play a major role north of the Border, and I wish the team well. "

Lambie has no plans to continue in newspapers and will be pursuing personal interests, as well as assisting his wife with her business venture,

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