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Newspaper site closure confirmed

Galloway News
The Galloway News is to close its offices in Castle Douglas

Newspaper group Trinity Mirror has confirmed plans to close one of its offices in south west Scotland.

A lease on The Galloway News site in Castle Douglas will not be renewed and staff will be transferred to purpose-built premises in Dumfries.

It will bring to an end a long association with the area for the paper which was established in 1858.

It is understood that about eight staff will be affected by the move to be made later in the year.

A spokesman for the parent company of Scottish and Universal Newspapers said: "We remain committed to the Galloway News which will continue to serve the local community.

"However, due to the ongoing challenging trading environment Scottish and Universal Newspapers Ltd have taken the decision not to extend the lease on the Castle Douglas office.

"As a result employees currently based there will relocate to new purpose-built offices in Dumfries later in the year."

The move will mean the newspaper's offices are no longer within its circulation area.

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