Glasgow newspaper Sunday Herald to close next month

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    Glasgow newspaper Sunday Herald is to close next month.

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Glasgow newspaper Sunday Herald is to close next month.

The final version of the Newsquest owned title will be published on 2 September.

Company to start printing its daily broadsheet the Herald and the independence supporters in the National title seven days a week from 9 September.

It was announced earlier this month that the Herald and Sunday Herald team must be United.

Newsquest said the decision was made after “extensive market research and feedback from readers and advertisers that their needs are not fully met on Sunday”.

Managing Director of Newsquest Scotland’s Graeme Morrison said: “This is a very competitive industry and to be successful requires innovation, diversification and investment to ensure that we deliver media and marketing platforms that our clients want.

“It was clear for some time that the readers of the Herald wanted a seven-day complex with closer alignment to brand and editorial values the title on Sunday.

“With the launch of the Herald on Sunday and extend national title to seven days a week, we are able to give our audience and advertisers a more clear and better.”

Sunday Herald was the only national newspaper supported independence during the referendum campaign of 2014 with a National run soon after the vote took place.

The title was billed as a “daily newspaper that will fly a bright flag for independence and the right for Scots to govern themselves”.

Newsquest Scotland editor-in-chief and editor of the seven days of the Herald, Donald Martin said: “the Herald on Sunday will take the best of our journalism and columnists, and offer a number of services on weekends unsurpassed for the Scottish market.

“National has been a huge success since its launch nearly four years ago, and it is clear there is a growing appetite to extend his great task of journalism in seven days”.

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