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Trinity Mirror to close five Scottish offices, putting 35 non-editorial roles at risk

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

January 11, 2012 | 2 min read

Trinity Mirror is closing its regional offices in Edinburgh, Dumbarton, Paisley, Irvine and Airdrie - putting up to 35 commercial, sales and business administration roles at risk of redundancy.

Editorial staff will move to other Trinity Mirror offices or be given the opportunity to work from home.

Edinburgh journalists have the choice of working from home, out of offices at the Scottish Parliament or at the base of the West Lothian Courier in Bathgate.

Paisley journalists will now produce The Paisley Daily Express from Trinity Mirror's Central Quay offices in Glasgow.

Airdrie editorial staff will be relocated to Hamilton while the Irvine and Dumbarton teams are expected to be given the option of working remotely.

The move, revealed to staff today, comes after Trinity Mirror announced that it would be consolidating its national and regional media business in Scotland under the umbrella of new group Media Scotland.

As part of these plans, the company is creating a new centralised telesales department at Central Quay.

In an email to staff today, Trinity Mirror's managing director, Mark Hollinshead, said: "These changes form a crucial next step in the development of a new company as we work to create Scotland's biggest publishing business."

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