Former Sunday Mail editor discusses Scottish front pages ahead of this week's independence vote

As a former editor of the Sunday Mail in Scotland, which sold more than 900,000 copies each week when I left in 1991, I have taken a sharp interest today in how the Scottish  titles  have approached the highly charged Yes or No question of the Scottish referendum.

Making the editorial decision even more difficult was the late-breaking horror story of the Perth man David Haines executed by Isis in the Middle East.

My own old paper the Sunday Mail chose to devote most of Page One to the execution, leaving only a  x-ref ‘It’s time’ at the top of the page to the referendum.


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