JOURNAL and Gazette editor Jackie Mitchell has been seconded to the Cumbernauld News.
The six-month secondment, which takes effect immediately, is preparatory to the re-launch of our sister title and has become necessary with the temporary appointment of the News’ editor Jack Shennan to a training role within parent company Johnston Press.
Jack Shennan was previously editor of the Journal and Gazette.
For the duration of the secondment Allan Scott, chief reporter, will assume the role of acting editor at the Journal and Gazette.
‘‘I’m looking forward to a stint in the editor’s chair as we bring readers extensive coverage of some of the highlights of our readers’ year; the Marches, the Bo’ness Fair and the ’FerryFair for example,’’ said Allan this week.