After 30 years as Scotland’s political editor, Brian Taylor has announced he is to retire at the end of October.
Taylor joined the BBC in 1985, after co-presenting the political programme Left, Right and Centre, and was appointed political editor in 1991.
Before joining the BBC, he worked in newspapers for eight years including six years as a lobby correspondent at Westminster. The BBC have yet to announce who will fill Taylors role.
Speaking to the BBC, Taylor said: “My job has been a pleasure, a privilege and, not infrequently, a source of innocent merriment. As a journalist, starting first in newspapers, I have covered every prime minister since Callaghan – and every first minister since the reconvening of Scotland’s Parliament,” “
“It has always been my endeavour to offer robust but fair coverage and I am certain my BBC colleagues will continue to pursue those aims.”