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Editor pledges to ‘keep the news flowing’ as new weekly launches

The editor of a new newspaper has pledged to “keep the news flowing” after its first edition went on sale this morning.

The Isle of Bute News hit newsstands on the Scottish island for the first time today.

Argyll Media Ltd announced it was launching the paper earlier this month following JPIMedia’s confirmation that it was closing historic title The Buteman.

The News is priced at £1 and is edited from Argyll Media’s Dunoon office, on the Cowal peninsula, by Dunoon Observer editor Gordon Neish.

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Gordon told HTFP: “I was on the island for a launch event last night when we showed the new paper to advertisers, local dignitaries and community groups. The reaction was very positive indeed.

“I went in to a busy Rothesay cafe this morning and there was silence – every single person in there was reading the Isle of Bute News.

“The main newsagent on the island said the paper was selling very well and – to be honest – I am quite overwhelmed by the positive public reaction to it this morning.

“It was rewarding to see people walking about the town with a copy of the paper in their hand. Now, we have to keep the news flowing and follow up on our promise to give the people of Bute a voice.”

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  • June 21, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Good luck to the new venture and hope you put JPI to shame.
    But then again they are a shameless lot…..

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