Local newspaper group shed more staff

A RESTRUCTURING at local newspaper group, Scottish and Universal Newspapers, has resulted in the redundancy of one of its longest-serving journalists.

As part of ten redundancies to have been announced – mostly in administration – group features editor, Eileen McAuley, has left after 18 years with the group, which is owned by Daily Record and Sunday Mail publishers, Trinity Mirror.

Also gone is the director of agency sales and promotions, Brenda McKendrick, after, it is understood, 22 years, but on amicable terms.

It is not known what the future holds for McAuley, but one source told Spike that her design expertise should stand her in good stead.

Meanwhile, in a separate development, S&UN title, the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser, is looking for a senior reporter, to replace John Hutcheson, who has become deputy editor at Wishaw Press, also part of S&UN.