Newsagents not to lose out following pricing error

THE Scotsman has pledged that no newsagent will lose out, financially, after some of its Saturday edition were delivered with its weekday price on the front cover.

Some newsagents – in the west of Scotland – were required to sell the paper at £1, as opposed to normal Saturday price of £1.30 – following a production error, spotted and sorted part-way through the production process.

It is understood the bill will be under £10,000.

Said Andrew Richardson, managing director of the Scottish division of the paper’s publishers, Johnston Press: “I apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers and would like to reassure them that they will be reimbursed in full for this error through their [distributor] Menzies account.”