Scotland

STV to cut jobs in restructuring

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Image caption STV said roles would be affected in its news and studio operations

Broadcaster STV is to cut about 20 posts across Scotland as part of a restructuring programme.

The majority of the posts are believed to be in Aberdeen.

STV said it followed the introduction of new technology allowing it to broadcast a dedicated evening news programme for Edinburgh and the east.

The company, which holds the channel 3 television franchise for most of Scotland, said roles would be affected in its news and studio operations.

However, it claimed seven new roles would be created.

STV has launched a consultation with unions. Union Bectu said compulsory redundancies would be opposed.

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