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His Nibs: Sunday Post's Glasgow plant a step closer to closure

By His Nibs

December 7, 2011 | 2 min read

In the latest entry by The Drum's anonymous blogger, revealing news and observations Scotland's media and business communities wouldn't want you to hear, there's news of the impending demise of one of Scottish journalism's most iconic buildings.

The closure of DC Thomson’s world-famous Glasgow plant is likely to happen within the next 12 months.

Staff have been informed that production at 144 Port Dundas Road, an office which for decades produced a steady stream of top journalists, is scheduled to cease by this time next year.

If all goes according to schedule the Sunday Post and Weekly News will be printed in Dundee from that point on. The Daily Express and Daily Star, along with their Sunday counterparts will also be printed in the City of Discovery.

This move will impact most on transport and production staff.

The countdown has already begun with the notification that cleaners and some transport workers in Glasgow are to be laid off.

The company is understood to have ordered brand new presses and a further clue to their intentions is the that the Press and Journal in Aberdeen will change its format from broadsheet to tabloid.

Insiders believe this will give DCT the option of printing it, too, in Dundee, where a new super production plant is being designed.

The small number of editorial staff in Glasgow, numbering fewer than a dozen, will eventually move out of a building which, in its heyday, was home to several hundred employees.


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