A New Year and a new start at the EK News

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Fraser Wilson

Hello and wel­come to this week’s edi­tion of the East Kil­bride News.

I write this sec­tion in my new role as edi­tor of the pa­per and wish to thank my pre­de­ces­sor, Colin, for his hard work and wish him well in his new po­si­tion.

I also write this in full agree­ment with Colin’s part­ing com­ments – “there is no pa­per with­out you”.

I fully sub­scribe to the mantra that local news­pa­pers ex­ist to serve their read­ers. That means telling your sto­ries, keep­ing you in the loop with your ‘need to knows,’ and in­ter­act­ing with you to get to the heart of what’s im­por­tant in our com­mu­ni­ties.

How­ever, in the con­stantly chang­ing face of the news­pa­per in­dus­try, this is an ever-in­creas­ing chal­lenge, es­pe­cially when we are based out­with the town. How­ever, that is some­thing I wish to change where pos­si­ble and you will see an in­creased pres­ence of the EK News team in your ar­eas over the com­ing weeks, months and hope­fully years.

One way I hope to do this is with the in­tro­duc­tion of a ‘meet the edi­tor’ surgery, where my­self and a mem­ber of staff will base our­selves in a town cen­tre cafe for a few hours on a Wed­nes­day morn­ing. Please use this as an op­por­tu­nity to come and quiz us on things within the pa­per, and tell us what is hap­pen­ing in your area, or the things that mat­ter to you.

There are a num­ber of ways I wish to re­duce the gap be­tween us here in the of­fice and the com­mu­ni­ties in which we serve, and I look for­ward to hav­ing you along as part of that jour­ney.

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