AN obituary of a former sub-editor at newspaper publishers, DC Thomson, is published in The Scotsman.
Writes Alison Shaw of Arthur Rae: “[A] sub-editor on the staff of the People’s Journal and the Courier [,it] was a job that suited him well. Having left school with no qualifications, he sat his Highers after returning from Canada and became an avid reader, devouring Punch, the Spectator and Daily Telegraph, and discovering his own talent with words.
“He also became something of a teacher and mentor to younger staff, often holding forth on the subs’ bench.”
The Courier also carries an obit, here, accompanied by a pic of Arthur.