More jobs are cut at Scottish newspapers

Daily Express masthead The Scottish Daily Express is now outsold by the Scottish Daily Mail

Related Stories

Around a third of the jobs at the Scottish office of the Daily Express and the Daily Star are under threat, a union has said.

The National Union of Journalists accused owner Northern and Shell of "madness" at a time when it should be increasing Scottish coverage.

The 18 job losses in Glasgow are part of a wider plan for cuts across the newspapers.

Northern and Shell has not commented on the reports.

The Scottish Daily Express sells around 60,000 copies a day - more than either The Herald or The Scotsman but only around half the sale of its direct rival the Scottish Daily Mail.

Until the 1970s, the Scottish Daily Express was the most popular daily newspaper in Scotland. It was written and printed in Albion Street in Glasgow.

But in 1974 the Scottish operation was scaled back dramatically and became a modified edition of the paper sold south of the border.

Northern and Shell is proposing to cut 12 staff jobs in Glasgow and cut the equivalent of 6 casual jobs.

Last year nearly 100 jobs were cut at the Daily Record and Sunday Mail in Glasgow while in 2010 the bulk of staff at the Sunday Times in Glasgow lost their jobs when the paper scaled back its Scottish edition.

Nearly all mainstream newspapers in the UK have been facing up to a "triple whammy" which has continued for several years - a combination of falling sales, falling advertising revenue and rising costs.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Scotland stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • FordFactory facelift

    Watch as the plant that makes Ford's legendary F-150 undergoes a total overhaul

Programmes

  • Models of roads and cars on a bridgeThe Travel Show Watch

    A world in miniature - behind the scenes at one of the world’s largest model railways

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.