David Clegg

David Clegg is the Editor of The Courier. As Political Editor of the Daily Record he revealed former first minister Alex Salmond was facing allegations of sexual assault. The story won him Journalist of the Year, Political Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year at the 2018 Scottish Press Awards. He was also named Political Journalist of the Year for 2014, 2015 and 2017. David is a regular contributor to the Sky News Press Preview and a sought after pundit on Scottish politics. He lives in Dundee with his wife and two children.


Break-Up: How Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon Went to War

Kieran Andrews and David Clegg

Following a major serialisation in The Times, Break-Up tells the inside story of how a political alliance that goes back thirty years and brought Scotland to within 200,000 votes of independence was ripped apart amid shocking claims of sexual assault.

It is a jaw-dropping tale of outlandish and inappropriate behaviour in the highest reaches of power, of lies, distrust and alleged conspiracy, with profound implications not only for Salmond and Sturgeon themselves but for Scotland’s governing party and the wider independence movement.