The Turriff Advertiser which has been printed and published in Turriff by W Peters & Son since December 1933 has been sold to the Inverness based publishing company, Scottish Provincial Press (SPP).
SPP will take on the Turriff Advertiser, Inverurie Advertiser and Ellon Advertiser on 1 July.
Editorial & sales staff at the three titles will be kept on by SPP but the printing will be done at their Inverness print plant.
David George, managing director of W Peters & Son, said
We are delighted to be able to pass on the Advertiser series to our friends at SPP.
Their ability to invest in online news delivery and in advanced publishing systems will breathe new life into our beloved papers, helping secure their future, something that we were finding increasingly difficult to do in the digital era.
Our core business is a really successful commercial printing organisation and this move allows us to fully focus on growing our business and delivering for our valued customers.
Stuart Birkett Managing Director of SPP added
The Turriff, Inverurie and Ellon Advertisers are a great fit for SPP. They will quickly benefit from our recent investment in efficient publishing systems and, for the first time in their long history, the titles will soon have an online presence for their news.
We are delighted to add them to our portfolio in Aberdeenshire and the North of Scotland and hope to continue to provide news, information and advertising services to the people and businesses in this corner of the north-east for many years to come.
SPP has also pledged to give the Advertiser an online presence for the first time.