A newspaper reporter will be based in a local library for three days a week as the Johnston Press title moves offices to a new base out of town.
HTFP reported last month that the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald was one of four weekly newspapers in Scotland where the regional publisher was proposing to close offices and move journalists to work at the centres of neighbouring titles.
The paper has now published an article which says the title will move from Milngavie to Kirkintilloch this week, which is around eight miles away, where sister titles The Kirkintilloch Herald, Bishopbriggs Herald and Springburn Herald are based.
Under the move, community reporter Laura Sturrock will be based three days a week at Milngavie Library and the weekly said its reporters would be “out in the community more than ever” to meet people and get stories.
The article said: “It’s all change at the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald, as after many years we are on the move.
“While our office re-location to Kirkintilloch is the end of an era, modern technology means it’s also the start of something bold and new for our newspaper and website.”
Editor Jim Holland told readers: ‘‘We are all committed to making this move work for the community.
“It’s never easy when you are a few miles away, but we’re at the end of the phone, at the end of an e-mail and will be out and about in the area as often as possible.”
The office closure is the latest in a series by Johnston Press as it aims to move its journalists to “more suitable” accommodation and also provide them with new technology such as smartphones.