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Scottish Sunday Times cutting staff

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The Sunday Times newspaper is to substantially scale back its Scottish edition.

The majority of staff working at the paper's Glasgow office will lose their jobs.

A small number of people will be retained by the paper to provide coverage of some Scottish issues such as politics and football.

The title is Scotland's biggest selling Sunday broadsheet outselling both the Scotland on Sunday and Sunday Herald.

The BBC understands the move follows plans at the paper, owned by News International, to reduce costs.

The Sunday Times has produced a distinctive Scottish edition for about 20 years.

As well as separate Scottish news, sport and business coverage, the Scottish Sunday Times has a distinct features section called Ecosse.

It began to produce a Scottish edition in response to the launch of Scotland on Sunday in 1988.

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