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Alan Cochrane is Scottish Editor of the British broadsheet newspaper The Daily Telegraph,[1]


Cochrane was born in Dundee and educated at Grove Academy in the city's Broughty Ferry area. He entered journalism as a sub-editor and reporter for DC Thomson before joining the Daily Express in Glasgow. Between the mid-1970s and the mid-1990s he was based in London, covering political issues across a number of newspapers.

In 1994 he was appointed as Editor of the Scottish Daily Express before becoming Deputy Editor of the Scotland on Sunday. In the late 1990s he became a columnist at the Daily Telegraph before taking up the role as its Scottish Editor.[2]


  1. ^ Alan Cochrane [profile],, retrieved 25 May 2009
  2. ^ "University of Dundee : External Relations : Events : The Dow Lecture 2009". Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2013.