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Ex-daily journalist who helped launch weekly newspaper dies at 89

Stuart BarrA former daily assistant editor who also helped launch a weekly newspaper has died aged 89.

Stuart Barr, left, worked for the Daily Record for around 20 years and was also part of the team which launched The Glaswegian, which later became Glasgow Now, in 1993 – coming out of retirement to do so.

His late brother, Charlie Barr, was picture editor at the Record while his father, Charles Barr, was a staff photographer there.

Stuart died on Sunday at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

During his career Stuart also held subbing, news and features desk posts at various titles including the Northern Echo and Scottish Daily Mail.

He also worked as a journalism lecturer – teaching at Strathclyde University, Glasgow Caledonian University and Cardonald College.

Stuart’s career began at the Govan Press, but was interrupted by National Service following World War II when he joined the Royal Navy.

While stationed in Rosyth, Fife, he met Helen, his wife of 67 years, who died last year aged 92.

Stuart is survived by his son Scott and daughter Susan, and had two grandchildren.

His funeral will take place at Clydebank Crematorium on Friday, 5 May at 1.30pm.