Scotsman columnist and theatre critic, Joyce McMillan, has been elected chair of the Edinburgh Freelance branch of the National Union of Journalists.
One of Scotland's most profile journalists, McMillan returns to a post she held until four years ago, the chair since then having been Mark Fisher – also a well-known theatre critic – who doubled up as branch secretary. Following the branch's annual general meeting last night, Fisher remains secretary.
The election went as follows:
Chair: Joyce McMillan
Vice-chair: Thom Dibdin
Secretary: Mark Fisher
Membership secretary: Andy Moore
Treasurer: Joyce McMillan
Training: Kay Smith
Edinburgh Trades Union rep: Kay Smith
Welfare: Jan Fairley
NUJ Scotland Executive Council rep: Thom Dibdin
The branch is also seeking to appoint a minutes secretary and a recruitment officer.