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150-year-old Scottish title to go compact

A local newspaper in Scotland is set to shrink in size next week.

The Dunfermline Press and West Fife Advertiser, better known as the Dunfermline Press, will switch in size from broadsheet to compact on 3 November.

The Press was founded in 1859 and is the biggest-selling weekly newspaper in Fife, being the east of Scotland flagship title for publishers Clyde & Forth Press.

The change in size will see the pagination going up to a minimum of 72 pages from its current 28.

Editor Simon Harris said research had been carried out into what the newspaper’s readers wanted.

They had demanded a more compact paper, which although small in size, is big on local news and big on local sport.

He said he believed they had delivered what readers wanted, adding that the Press will continue to be delivered with the integrity which has been part of the newspaper’s brand over the long history of the Press.