Born and bred Langholm man takes charge of the E&L
Your E&L has a new editor!
Langholm lad Alan Weatherstone will be in the hot seat as of next month, stepping up from his current role as production editor.
The longest-serving member of the E&L team, Alan joined the paper in 2017 when it became a Community Interest Company being seconded from The Stevenson Trust, and since then has played a crucial role in page planning and design.
He takes over as editor from Nick Brownlee, who is stepping back from the day-to-day running of the paper after more than a year in charge.
Alan said: “I’ll do my best to carry the E&L forward and look forward to the support of the community, I’m knocking on a bit but I am committed to keeping the paper going, so if you come up with anything you think will be of interest to our readers, please send it in…it’s your paper too!”
Outgoing editor Nick Brownlee said: “The E&L Advertiser represents everything that is good about community newspapers, and it has been a privilege to edit it.
“However, I can’t think of anyone better to take on the role than my colleague Alan Weatherstone. He’s a born and bred Langholmite, and his passion for the Muckle Toon and its people shines through everything he does.
“The paper could not be in better hands, and I wish him every success in this exciting new role. It’s more than well-deserved.”
As well as a new editor, The E&L has moved full circle and will be expanding to fill its previous offices at Commercial House, 47A High Street. The offices are currently occupied by The Langholm Alliance and the move will take place once the Alliance complete their move to the Town Hall. There will be a small hiatus as the internet situation is sorted but this should be complete by 14th July. Onward and upward!!
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