Scottish Daily Record

The Daily Record's Edinburgh office is said to be one of five to be closed by Trinity Mirror

Trinity Mirror has confirmed that it will close five offices in Scotland following the merger of its businesses under one umbrella, Media Scotland.

The closure of the Daily Record's office in Edinburgh, as well as offices in Dumbarton, Paisley, Irvine and Airdrie, will see 35 non-editorial posts facing redundancy, said to include business and administrative positions.

While precise details on where staff will be relocated are not yet confirmed, it is understood the plan is for some to move to the company's office in Glasgow, while others will go to remaining offices in the region.

The publisher announced the creation of Media Scotland in December, which saw the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail join together with sister company and publisher of local titles Scottish and Universal Newspapers (S&UN).

This means the publisher has brought together its national daily and Sunday titles, as well as 20 local newspapers, its Business Insider magazine and 36 local and commercial websites.

In December the company announced that Bruce Waddell, editor-in-chief of the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail was stepping down from the titles, which had already been the subject of 90 job cuts in June last year.

Last week the company also confirmed it was in consultation with four senior executives at the Daily Record, but declined to give further information on the nature of the talks.

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