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As a news agency supplying the national and international media, we rely on the bond of trust that is created between journalist and contact, constantly checking facts and articulating stories for those without the means to do so themselves.

In a multi-media age, we apply those same defining standards to our work with video and online as we do to traditional print, which is why we are proud to follow the Code of Practice laid down by The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO).

We welcome story enquiries, tip-offs and bona fide PR commissions through our offices.

Please use any of the relevant contact details detailed below:


Phone 0131 561 2233
DM: deadlinenews
Facebook: www.facebook/DeadlineNews
Postal: The Bond Building,
29 Breadalbane Street,


For all inquiries please email [email protected]
To apply for a job or work experience with Deadline News please send an email complete with up-to-date CV and current salary to [email protected]


Please note candidates with a full clean driving licence, shorthand certificate and a relevant journalism qualification are preferred.

Editorial Team

Peter Laing

Managing Editor

E: [email protected]

M: 07905438649   P: 0131 561 2230


Peter brings years of top level newspaper experience to this vital role. Prior to joining the agency he was working for The Times and Sunday Times Scotland having spent eight years as News Editor of Scotland on Sunday.

He trained with local papers in the south of England before joining the Edinburgh Evening News in 1992, eventually becoming Crime Reporter. He moved to the Daily Record in 1996 as a general reporter based in its Edinburgh office, before he was appointed home affairs correspondent with Scotland on Sunday and later Chief Reporter before running the busy news desk.


XanthaXantha Leatham

Reporter and Deputy News Editor

E: [email protected]

P: 0131 561 2237   M: 07906186649


Xantha joined Deadline in 2014 after graduating from Sheffield University. She grew up in Hong Kong and has experience with the South China Morning Post. She also has worked with The Guardian and the North West Evening Mail.




Wullie MarrWULLIE

Staff photographer

E: [email protected]

P: 0131 561 2235      M: 07989 359 845


Wullie has years of experience taking photos for the front pages of the national papers. He also takes PR photos for a number of major companies including SSE and Scottish Water. He has lived in Saudi Arabia, Cyprus and England and has a love for country sports, hunting, fishing and falconry training with his son. If you would like to learn more about Wullie’s photography click here

KatherineKatherine Sutherland


E: [email protected]

P: 0131 561 232    M: 07425166703


Katherine is originally from the Highlands and studied journalism at Glasgow Clyde College. She also has a BA (hons) in time based art and digital film from Dundee University and has worked as a photographer at Scottish Provincial Press and the Lanark and Carluke Gazette.


Joe Stenson


E: [email protected]

P: 0131 561 2236   M: 07480663358


Joe Stenson is originally from Somerset, and has lived in Turkey, France and the USA. He has a BA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and previously worked as an academic proofreader.




Kirsty Stewart


E: [email protected]

P: 0131 561 2240   M: 07791235864


Kirsty is originally from East Lothian and has a BA (Hons) in Journalism, Creative Writing and English from the University of Strathclyde.
She also has an HNC in Practical Journalism from Edinburgh College and has written for the Edinburgh Evening News and The Scotsman.