Iain Martin

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Iain James Martin (born 2 October 1971) is a Scottish journalist and author who has held senior positions, including editor, with newspapers in Scotland and England.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Paisley, and is a graduate of Glasgow University. Martin worked as a reporter for the Sunday Times Scotland (1993–97), as political editor of Scotland on Sunday (1997–2000), political editor of The Scotsman (2000–01), deputy editor of Scotland on Sunday (2001), editor of The Scotsman (2001–04), editor of Scotland on Sunday (2004–06), deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph (2006), and head of comment for the Telegraph Media Group (2008–09).

From 2009 to 2011 he was Deputy Editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe, for which he wrote a blog on politics.[1][2] For a short time he moved to the Daily Mail newspaper in 2011 to write a weekly political column. He now blogs for the Telegraph and contributes a weekly column to The Sunday Telegraph. Martin has contributed to Standpoint magazine and the Financial News. His book Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy, on the financial crisis and Fred Goodwin, was published in 2013.

He lives in London.


  • Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy

Awards and honours[edit]


  1. ^ "Former Telegraph comment editor Iain Martin moves to Wall Street Journal Europe". journalism.co.uk. 8 September 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Martin, Iain (22 February 2011). "Thank You For Reading". Iain Martin on Politics. Dow Jones & Company. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Andrew Hill (18 September 2013). "Finalists that are worthy of a bruising debate". Financial Times. Retrieved 21 September 2013.