New Saturday supplement for The Courier

A NEW supplement is to be issued with the Saturday edition of the Dundee daily newspaper, The Courier – starting from tomorrow.

Says publishers, DC Thomson, Courier Weekend represent “a major investment in the title.

Adds a media release: “The Courier Weekend will begin and end with two star columnists; news reader, Fiona Armstrong, will open the magazine – writing about her life as a broadcaster and as the wife of the MacGregor clan chief – and opinion writer, Robert McNeil, will crack a few smiles with his witty take on life. For the first time ever, the paper will carry seven-day TV listings as well as introducing television critic, Paul Whitelaw.”

Courier editor, Richard Neville, is quoted, as saying: “I am excited and proud to announce the extra content we will be bringing to our readers.  Given the depth of local news, plus all the national and international news, you could need to stay informed and entertained.”

The release continues: “Along with the recently-launched Farming pull-out, this now means that the Saturday Courier will be 50 per cent bigger. The cost of The Courier on a Saturday will increase by 10p to 70p. It will remain at 60p from Monday to Friday.”

And Neville is further quoted, as saying: “I believe the new price will represent fantastic value for money. The Courier will continue to be among the cheapest daily newspapers at the weekend but with more of the unique blend of local and regional content that our readers really want.”