Daily Record to launch 5pm commuter edition?

The Scottish Daily Record could be set to launch a 5pm edition across Scotland's central belt aimed at commuters, according to the Sunday Herald.

The Sunday Herald reported that the new evening edition "is expected to focus on sports stories, tasters of the next day¹s news and extra details of new stories carried in the earlier editions of the Daily Record."

However, Mark Hollinshead, managing director of Daily Record and Sunday
Mail Ltd, has declined to confirm any definite plans, and told the
Herald: "We are constantly evaluating new publishing opportunities, but we
never comment on market rumour and speculation."

It is known that Murray Foote, deputy editor of the Daily Record, and
former Scottish Mirror editor Jonathan Russell have been working on a
special editorial project for several weeks.

According to the Sunday Herald, Foote will edit the new evening edition with
Russell, who was also previously editor of Trinity Mirror's Paisley Daily
Express,
as his deputy.
Industry sources say that the Daily Record has recruited a team of around a
dozen experienced journalists for the evening edition which could be a free
title.

The edition could be run along the same lines as the London Evening Standard
Lite
which was launched by Associated Newspapers last year to shore up
declining sales.
If the new evening edition goes ahead, it would compete with the
Newsquest-owned Glasgow Evening Times and Johnston Press's Edinburgh Evening
News.

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