We must press ahead with our own answer to Leveson

FOLLOWING the Leveson inquiry, now is the time for the Scottish Government to play their part in ensuring Scots press has its own experts look into regulation.

SCOTTISH newspapers have changed a bit since I first pounded the streets – and the keys of a typewriter – to get a coveted front page splash.

When I was a junior reporter in the 1980s, there was no internet or 24-hour TV news. But competition now means some circulations look as wobbly as my shorthand.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the place of a distinctive Scottish press at the heart of our culture. We are famous for our papers and buy more of them than other countries...

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