Gordon MP Richard Thomson has tabled a Motion in the House of Commons recognising the long service Pat Scott has given to Huntly and district as Editor of the Huntly Express.
Pat stepped down from her position at the end of last month after 44 years with the local newspaper but intends to remain involved with community affairs, notably the Huntly Hairst, which she chairs.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“This is somewhat of an end of an era for the Huntly Express and, indeed, Huntly itself. Pat has been the public face of the local newspaper for many years and has been embedded in the community during time, helping make the Huntly Express a trusted local news source.
“However, all good things come to an end and it’s understandable that Pat wishes to take a step back after so long at the helm. I’m pleased Huntly won’t be losing Pat’s talents completely and understand that the excellent Huntly Hairst will continue to benefit from her leadership.
“I wish both Pat and the Huntly Express all the very best going forward.”
The text of the Motion tabled by Richard Thomson reads:
That this House notes Pat Scott is retiring as Chief Reporter with Highland News and Media, having served as Editor of the Huntly Express; understands that Pat joined the Huntly Express in 1978 and has reported on Huntly and district diligently since that time; notes that Pat has worked for four different owners of the newspaper and in five different locations over the past 44 years; commends the unstinting support the Huntly Express has given its local community over the years under Pat’s leadership; and wishes Pat well in her retirement from journalism but understands she will continue to be involved in community events, notable the Huntly Hairst.