Les Snowdon, the Editor of Scotland on Sunday, is to become sports editor of the Daily Mail, effectively No2 on the sports desk to head of sport Lee Clayton.
Snowdon is leaving the Edinburgh Sunday, where circulation has dropped more than 7 per cent in the past year, down to 54,925 in December 2008.
Snowdon has been in charge at SoS for just under two-and-a-half years. Previously, he was editor of The Sunday Times Scotland, where, between and 1999 and 2000, he was its sports editor. In between times, Snowdon was deputy sports editor at The Sunday Times.
Clayton was promoted from sports editor to the Mail‘s head of sport late last year, after Tim Jotischky left to join the Telegraph.