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His Nibs: New Dundee presses mean all change for Sunday Post staff.

By His Nibs

November 6, 2011 | 2 min read

In the latest entry by The Drum's anonymous blogger, revealing news from within Scotland's media it wouldn't want you to hear, one of the nation’s favourite papers appears to be heading for new premises.

Is The Sunday Post’s long association with the paper’s Glasgow home at 144 Port Dundas Road about to come to an end?

The building, which in its heyday housed hundreds of employees, is eerily quiet these days, with only a skeleton staff rattling round the vast, mostly-empty premises.

Senior workers have been told that plans to transfer the printing operations to Dundee are well underway. One super-fast press is already in situ and another has been ordered, with delivery scheduled for the middle of next year.

With sales of the paper hovering at around the 320,000 mark the speedy new presses will be able to make short work of the print run while, at the same time, increase the number of pages if desired.

Once the printing goes north only the editorial department will remain. However, that scenario is highly unlikely to come to pass.

It would be uneconomic to keep the remaining dozen or so journalists and ancillary staff in such a huge site and the word is they may be moved out to a much smaller office suite sooner rather than later.

The big question on their lips these days is will they stay in the city centre (the popular choice) or will DCT send them out to the less expensive sticks?


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