The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Wednesday, 13 August 2008



Elite Ayrshire Business Circle slams
Ayrshire Extra closure announcement


The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle has criticised the announcement by Johnston Press, publishers of the Scotsman, that it is to close the Ayrshire Extra newspaper, and has e-mailed the attached letter to the Group's chief executive.

T J Bowdler, CBE, BSc, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Johnston Press PLC
53 Manor Place
Edinburgh
EH3 7EG

Dear Mr Bowdler,

Members of The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle are dismayed at the reported decision of Johnston Press PLC to close the Ayrshire Extra.

The Ayrshire Extra is a popular and well-respected newspaper which, as you know, has been recognised for its work on behalf of the local community.

We realise that advertising revenues have fallen, but this is the same for all media organisations, and we fail to see why the Ayrshire Extra and one other title should be singled out for closure by Johnston Press.

We would welcome an explanation from you, and would ask you and your Board to reconsider this unwelcome decision.

Yours sincerely,

Murdoch MacDonald
Managing Director
1MarketPlace Ltd
T/A The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle
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