Just over two years after its launch, The Caledonian Mercury has unveiled a redesign, with weekly updates to core content, and an invitation to readers to submit material to the site.
The relatively new addition to Scotland’s media landscape has already picked up major awards with followers at home and abroad.
“The Caledonian Mercury is committed to encouraging debate. We celebrate the voices of Scotland and want to encourage people to share their thoughts about our country. Submit your article to our editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Published submissions will receive a linkback to your web presence.”
Weekly scheduled content will now be posted on a Wednesday, although other content will appear through the week.
Stewart Kirkpatrick, the editor of The Caledonian Mercury, said: “The Caley Merc has evolved, and will continue to evolve. It is far from the finished product, very far from paying our journalists a decent amount, and very, very far from being the answer to the ills of the Scottish media. But we are still here and still trying, still experimenting and still determined to succeed.”
Founded on Burns Night, 25th January, 2010 , the newspaper is part owned by the journalists who write for it - all based in, and passionate about, Scotland.
Kirkpatrick added: “With no paywalls or major advertisers, donations have been our lifeblood. Without those kind individuals who give us some of their hard-earned money, the site would have had to close more than a year ago."