Free community newspaper for Fife set for summer re-launch

A community newspaper is set to re-launch this summer in Fife produced by Scotland’s largest contract publishing agency.

Fife Life will by distributed free to 170,000 homes across Fife from July and will carry articles and adverts from public sector bodies such as local councils, the NHS and the police.

The quarterly, 16-page, free paper is made by Connect Communications who also make the official newspapers for Glasgow and Edinburgh City Councils. The company employs around 35 staff and many are journalists with national and regional experience who will be writing some of the paper’s content.

Senior editor Jim Byers, who has written for the Herald, told Press Gazette that the paper will not carry commercial advertising or classifieds for the time being.

‘It’s a completely different entity [to paid-for newspapers]. It’s a community newspaper, it’s free and it’s designed for a different market.’

Fife Life, which has been published before under the same name by another publishing company, will be printed at Newsquest’s Glasgow plant.

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