Scottish weekly spun off from sister title

Scottish weekly the Argyllshire Advertiser has celebrated its125th by spinning from its sister title and becoming a standalone newspaper.

The Advertiser, based in Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, has historically been closely aligned to its stablemate the Campbeltown Courier

The Argyllshire Advertiser has also had a redesign and the first edition of the new-look paper comes out on Friday.

Deputy editor Stuart Laundy said: ‘The changes we have made to the content of both the Advertiser and Courier seem to have gone down well with readers of both titles.

‘Making them both standalone titles has allowed each to expand its coverage of local issues, districts and sports coverage in particular.”

He added: ‘This is a special year for the Advertiser and the changes we have made, plus the introduction of a new look, will highlight the fact that readers in Mid Argyll now have a dedicated title which puts them at the heart of everything the paper does.”

The paper, which comes out every Friday, has a current circulation of 2,994 and a cover price of 77p.

Wyvex Media also publishes The Oban Times and the Arran Banner.

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