Civic reception honours Greenock Telegraph

GREENOCK Telegraph staff, past and present, were the focus of a civic reception on Wednesday evening, to celebrate their newspaper’s 150th birthday.

At a reception and dinner, the town’s Provost Michael McCormick paid tribute to the paper, saying: “There are not many papers from 1857 that are still publishing today. In fact, the Greenock Telegraph is Scotland’s oldest evening newspaper.”

Added Steve Povey, general sales manager of the Telegraph: “This anniversary could be seen as the re-birth of your ‘Tele’ because the next 150 will witness constant change in how we deliver news and services across the community.

“To satisfy our community’s needs, we are constantly investing in the latest technology, so that in print, digitally or electronically we are continuing to deliver.”

Deirdre Romanes, chief executive of the paper’s publishers, Clyde and Forth Press, accepted a commemorative engraved glass vase from McCormick.