Next to nothing has been mentioned in the Scottish blogosphere about the demise of the Scottish edition of the Sunday Times. On the odd occasion I purchase a Sunday newspaper it's usually the Sunday Times but it shows in the circulation figures that I don't buy it often enough. There has been a 10.6 fall in circulation from 71,719 to 64,092 year on year in the Bureau of Circulation posted last month.
Now it will be produced from England, with regionalised pages, ending what had been a stand-alone Scottish edition since it first printed in 1988.
Along with other journalists Joan McAlpine is facing redundancy. I would like to pay my own tribute to Joan's fluent and honest opinions which will be sadly missed even though we are fortunate enough to read her blog writings. A woman of her enviable talent will certainly not be on the market for long as journalists of her ability, (or columnists as she referred to herself in the Times), are few and far between.
Another Scottish newspaper bites the dust. Surely the demise of the Scottish Times as we know it has nothing to do with the Times shortly putting much of their online content behind a paywall. Surely not.