Regional publisher Johnston Press has carried out another shake-up of its Scottish titles that has seen four weekly editor roles reduced to two.
Two papers in Fife have been merged under a single editor along with two more to the north of Glasgow.
Gail Milne, who had been been editor of the Gazette, and former Herald news chief Allan McIntyre, have left the company.
The proposed shake-up was originally announced in May but it has only recently been decided which of the four editors will be staying on.
Andrew Richardson, managing director of JP’s Scottish division, said: “After a detailed review of operations in Scotland to identify efficiency savings, the following organisation changes have taken place.
“The Fife Free Press and the Glenrothes Gazette will be edited by one person, Allan Crow, and the Kirkintilloch Herald and the Milngavie Herald will also be edited by one person, Jim Holland.
“As a result of these changes two editors, Gail Milne and Allan McIntyre, have now left the business.”