Laura Paterson appointed Scotland Editor

24 August 2020: Laura Paterson has been appointed Scotland Editor at PA Media (PA), the national news agency for the UK and Ireland.  

She is promoted from the role of News Editor/Reporter within PA’s editorial team in Scotland and takes up her new role immediately, reporting to Editor-in-Chief Pete Clifton.

Laura will be responsible for all of PA’s multimedia editorial output from Scotland, across the main newswire, politics and digital services, and will lead the teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Laura joined PA as a reporter in 2016, later assuming the role of Political Reporter before taking on News Editor duties. She began her career at The Digger in Glasgow in 2009 and went on to hold senior reporting positions at The Press and Journal (Inverness), Central Scotland News Agency (Stirling), the Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter (Clydebank) and Sunday Mail (Glasgow). 

Laura said: “It is a real honour to be appointed Scotland Editor for PA Media and I look forward to continuing to work with our great team of talented reporters and photographers to build on our excellent service.

“With the ongoing coronavirus crisis, as well as the upcoming Brexit transition period deadline and a Holyrood election on the horizon next year, we anticipate a busy news agenda and will continue to provide fast and accurate coverage.”

Pete Clifton, Editor-in-Chief at PA, said: “Laura has excelled herself as a PA reporter and news editor over the past four years and has an impressive range of experience at various Scottish publications. Her deep understanding of our customers’ needs will be invaluable as we continue to grow PA’s service in Scotland.”

Laura will be based in Glasgow.