Around a dozen staff at a leading Scottish newspaper group are facing redundancy following the end of a month-long consultation.
According to a report on BBC Scotland, six applications for voluntary redundancy have since been accepted, but some compulsory redundancies are also being made.
Around 13 editorial staff are affected, with other job losses in coming in the marketing and operations departments.
In a company statement, the Herald & Times Group said a small number of staff are being made redundant in its newspaper division to reduce costs in the light of current and forecast trading.
“This process is under way and will be completed by the end of the year. It involves fewer than 20 staff in total in marketing, operations and editorial. The company’s s1 internet advertising, magazines and printing businesses are not affected,” it said.
There is continuing speculation that the company plans to relaunch its Sunday Herald as a news magazine in the New Year.
The company has refused to comment on the reports.