A Scottish Sunday title is to close its long-standing office in Edinburgh but is planning to open a new permanent base in the north of England.
The Sunday Post is set to close its office in Annandale Street, Edinburgh, as part of plans to centralise its news investigation and analysis team in Glasgow.
The team is set to be headed by newly-appointed news editor Iain Harrison, who was previously based in Edinburgh, and two other journalists who worked alongside him have also been offered roles in Glasgow.
A further move by the DC Thomson title has seen staff members based in a temporary office in Kendal, pending a permanent move to offices in Penrith in the New Year.
A spokeswoman for the publisher said: “The Sunday Post is creating a dedicated news investigation and analysis team in Glasgow working under award-winning journalist and newly-appointed news editor Iain Harrison.
“We intend to centralise the team in Glasgow and are therefore considering the future of our Edinburgh office, situated in Annandale Street.
“Two staff members work in Edinburgh and they have been notified of the proposal to close this office. Both staff members have been offered roles in Glasgow. We intend to work with our staff members to ensure the best outcome for each individual.”
It is understood that two further journalists who worked in the Edinburgh office have already taken redundancy settlements.
The opening of new offices in Penrith is part of a drive to expand coverage and increase sales for the Sunday title.
The spokeswoman added: “We currently have staff members in temporary office space in Kendal pending a permanent move to Penrith. We anticipate that this will happen in January 2013.
“This is part of our aim to expand and improve our coverage and increase sales figures for all editions.”