Glasgow Now launches to make it three city free titles from Daily Record publisher

THE third in a series of free newspapers serving Scotland’s cities has been launched today by the Daily Record.

Joining Aberdeen Now and Edinburgh Now is Glasgow Now, which replaces the similarly free title from the Daily Record stable, the Glaswegian.

It is to be weekly and available in the Greater Glasgow area.

Allan Rennie, editor-in-chief of the paper’s publishers, Media Scotland, is quoted in a media release, as saying: “Today marks another major milestone in the company’s development.

“Glasgow Now takes the best of the Glaswegian and combines it with the best of our other city titles.

“It has a contemporary, bold design and will be championing the city and the extraordinary people who live here.”

Helena Morrow, commercial manager, Media Scotland regionals, is also quoted, this time saying: “Today’s development brings the paper formerly known as the Glaswegian into line with our two other city titles.

“This ensures advertisers get their message across to large numbers of readers in a convenient and standardised format both digitally and in print.”

New columnists on the title include Clyde 1 presenters Diane Knox-Campbell and Shebahn Littlejohn, fashion writer Zoe Wilson, and two of Glasgow’s leading politicians, Gordon Matheson and Humza Yousaf. Also featuring regularly will be Partick Thistle fan, Craig Walker, and Glasvegas band member, Paul Donoghue.