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Sunday title makes switch to compact size

A Scottish Sunday title unveiled a new look this weekend as it made the switch from broadsheet to compact.

Scotland on Sunday changed sizes in a redesign, which brings it in line with sister Johnston Press title The Scotsman, which went compact in 2004.

HTFP reported earlier this month that the title was set to make the switch to compact soon and the new-look title hit the streets on Sunday.

Scotland on Sunday told readers that the new size would mean it had “a handier easier-to-use format”.

A story about the change said: “Scotland on Sunday is changing. With a fresh look and a new size with your favourites – News, Sport, Business, Politics, Property, Food, Travel, Interiors and much more all in a handier easier-to-use format.

“All inside your new-look Scotland on Sunday. Intelligent thinking, easy reading.”

The paper also produced a promotional video about the change.

Tweeting about the new look on Saturday, editor Ian Stewart said: “Definitely a brand new look for the first compact Scotland on Sunday tomorrow!”

The first edition of the new-look title included an exclusive poll about the Scottish independence referendum, a 24-page supplement previewing the Six Nations and a giant wall chart about mammoths.

The possibility of the Sunday title switching to become compact was first reported in November amid speculation that The Scotsman was set to be “downsized” with pagination and certain sections reduced.