Shetland rival launches

Scotland’s newest title, the Shetland Weekly, has launched with sales approaching 6,500.

Editor Ryan Taylor told Press Gazette: “The paper has been very well received by our readers.

We have had a lot of positive feedback and Shetlanders appear to welcome the opportunity for a fresh slant on things.”

Shetland Weekly ran into difficulties when it lost its chairman,
managing director, editor, assistant editor and two reporters in the
run-up to its original launch date. Publication was put back one month.

Taylor, elevated from chief reporter to editor, has hired reporter Graeme Gibson to boost his depleted staff.

weekly, which has a cover price of 65p, is in direct competition with
the longestablished Shetland Times, which sells about 11,500 copies.

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