For immediate release: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Attention: News desks
SALMOND: "RICHARD WALKER HAS ACHIEVED AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT IN HIS EDITORIAL CAREER"
Commenting on the news that Richard Walker, editor of The National and Sunday Herald, is to step down, Alex Salmond said:
“I’m very sad to hear that Richard Walker is leaving as editor although I’m sure that both The National and the Sunday Herald will continue to pursue their refreshing and distinctive editorial line.
“Richard has achieved an extraordinary amount in his editorial career, launching two new titles in Scottish journalism which have broken the virtual unionist monopoly of the Scottish press. This represents an achievement which is unrivalled.
“His direct editorship will be sorely missed in Scottish journalism. I wish him well for the future.”