Discussions have been set in motion to replace the Gorgie Dalry Gazette, which has been out of print since council subsidies were withdrawn in 2008. The proposals to revive the publication were made at a Gorgie Dalry Community Council meeting on Monday October 3rd, with MSP Marco Biagi pledging his support to the idea.
‘The newspaper didn’t go out of print due to declining readership’, said Edinburgh Councillor Conor Snowden, a former adminstrator of the Edinburgh Community Newspaper Trust which was the council body that subsidised the Gazette until 2008. ‘The paper perished because it wasn’t operating on a sustainable business model. They relied, perhaps, too heavily on subsidies to sustain what was quite an expensive operation’, he added.