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Jobs at risk as print title ceases publication after 38 years

Jobs are set to be lost after a regional publisher decided to cease print publication of one of its titles after 38 years.

Reach plc has confirmed it is closing Scottish Business Insider, although it will continue as an online-only venture.

It is understood a small number of roles may be impacted as a result of the move, although Reach has yet to reveal exactly how many.

Three editorial staff are listed on the magazine’s website – editor Kenny Kemp, content editor Peter Walker and reporter John Glover.

Scottish Business Insider

HTFP understands those affected are currently in consultation with Reach about their roles.

Scottish Business Insider was launched in 1984 by two entrprenurs, Alastair Balfour and Ray Perman.

It was bought by Reach predecessor company Trinity Mirror in 2000, with the companion website going live in 2017.

The magazine was originally published monthly but in recent years its publication frequency had been reduced to quarterly.

Earlier this month, HTFP revealed Reach is scaling back its print production operation following a reduction in pagination.

A voluntary redundancy scheme has been opened to story editors working across four regions as a result.

Reach declined to comment when approached by HTFP.