Derek Lambie

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Derek Lambie (born 10 December 1975) is the former editor of the Scottish edition of the Sunday Express (2002 - 2012).[1]

He graduated with a BA Hons in Film & Media Studies from University of Stirling in 1997, then worked with a freelance press agency in Stirling before joining the Scottish Daily Express in 2000. In 2002, he was appointed as Editor of the Scottish edition of the Sunday Express in Glasgow. In 2000, he was given a Scottish Society of Editors Newcomer of the Year award.

Dunblane controversy[edit]

Lambie's Scottish Sunday Express ran a story criticising the behaviour of the survivors of the Dunblane massacre.[2]

Following complaints made to the PCC about the Express' abuse of privacy and an online campaign, Lambie printed an apology.[3]

However the PCC said "the breach of the code was so serious that no apology could remedy it."[4]


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  2. ^ Paula Murray (8 March 2009). "Anniversary Shame of Dunblane Survivors". Scottish Sunday Express. pp. 1, 7.
  3. ^ Luft, Oliver (23 March 2009). "Scottish Sunday Express apologises for Dunblane survivors story". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  4. ^ "PCC criticises Dunblane article". BBC. 6 July 2009.