Howard Simpson, fifteen years with STV, started a fortnight ago as News Editor.
Right- that's enough gardening done... Time to start @BBCScotlandNews . Let's get to it.— Howard Simpson (@MrHowardSimpson) 7 November 2016
Coming in the New Year is Matt Roper, six years with STV in various digital roles, as Editor of Mobile and Online.
BBC Scotland News chief Gary Smith clearly couldn't find promotable talent in his existing team.