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Weekly moves off-patch after more than 160 years in town

A weekly newspaper has moved out of its office to a sister title’s headquarters more than 13 miles away.

The Hamilton Advertiser, which was established in 1856, has departed its Brandon House home for the offices of the Daily Record, in Glasgow.

The Advertiser’s move, which comes after its lease expired, follows the company’s other titles in Lanarkshire, which moved to Glasgow in 2014 when they were owned by Trinity Mirror.

No editorial jobs have been lost as a result.

Brandon House, Hamilton

Brandon House, Hamilton

The move, which took place on 7 November, was announced in the Advertiser by editor Robert Mitchell.

He said: “We will continue to provide the same high level of service to our readers and advertisers.

“Everyone will be in the office, working the same as usual to serve the community of Hamilton and the surrounding areas.”

Prior to being based at Brandon House, the Advertiser was housed at its histroic Press Buildings home.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:58 am
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    Hamilton coverage will not be as good, unless they leave a reporter on the ground. Guaranteed.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    Yup, ‘everyone will be in the office…..’ 12 miles from Hamilton. Reminds me of our place when asking senior journalist ‘what stories have we got this week then?’ ‘Nothing. Nobody’s sent in anything…’
    Say goodnight to the folks, Gracie!’

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Paladin. Like it! On a proper evening evening I got a call very early every working day from newsdesk. “What you got?”
    I was just not allowed to say “sorry nothing.”
    Welcome to brave new world of remote and shallow journalism for your town.

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