Regional publisher Johnston Press is under new ownership.

19 November 2018

Johnston Press declared insolvency this weekend. A shiver of dread ran through Scottish TN organisers.  However, a newly formed company, JPIMedia, has bought Johnston Press, which publishes so many of the newspapers read weekly by Talking Newspapers (see list below).

JPIMedia has said the move will allow for the uninterrupted publication of its websites and newspapers

Mr King, who is now the new chief executive of JPIMedia, said the sale was "an important one for the Johnston Press businesses as it ensures that operations can continue as normal, with employees' rights maintained, suppliers paid, and newspapers printed".

He said they would focus on ensuring the group's titles continued to publish "the high-quality journalism we are known for and which has never been more important".

Here is a list of newspapers previously published by Johnston Press:

Arbroath Herald

Bellshill Speaker

Brechin Advertiser

Buchan Observer

Carluke Gazette

Cumbernauld News

Deeside Piper & Herald

Donside Piper & Herald

East Fife Mail

East Gordon Advertiser

Edinburgh Evening News

Ellon Times

Falkirk Herald

Falkirk & Grangemouth Advertiser

Fife Free Press

Fife Herald

Forfar Dispatch

Fraserburgh Herald

Glasgow South & Eastwood Extra

Glenrothes Gazette

Inverurie Herald

Kilsyth Chronicle

Kincardineshire Observer

Kirkintilloch Herald

Kirriemuir Herald

Lanark Gazette

Linlithgowshire Journal & Gazette

Mearns Leader

Midlothian Advertiser

Milngavie & Bearsden Herald

Montrose Review

Motherwell Times

Musselburgh News

St. Andrews Citizen

Scotland on Sunday

Stornoway Gazette

The Buteman

The Scotsman

Is your local newspaper on this list? 

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