Newsnet Scotland – As 2012 nears its end

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We are now into December and with 2012 nearing its end the team at Newsnet Scotland, like most others, will be winding down for the festive season.
 
We end 2012 having broken our visitor record by passing through the 90,000 barrier for unique visitors for the first time.  In October Newsnet Scotland reached out to 92,303 people.

We are now into December and with 2012 nearing its end the team at Newsnet Scotland, like most others, will be winding down for the festive season.
 
We end 2012 having broken our visitor record by passing through the 90,000 barrier for unique visitors for the first time.  In October Newsnet Scotland reached out to 92,303 people.

Currently Newsnet Scotland enjoys a daily readership of over 9300.  The site’s hybrid mix of citizen journalism and professional copy, with news stories and opinion updated daily is proving popular.

Although a not for profit entity, Newsnet Scotland nevertheless has acquired overheads that have to be paid for, and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed financially towards the upkeep of the site.

As with most projects requiring considerable effort and time, the team need to take a bit of a break.

With that in mind, our intention is to begin winding down in readiness for the festive break.  Newsnet Scotland will now begin this winding down process which will culminate in a cyber-hybernation – beginning this Saturday, December 15th.

From then, until the second week of the New Year, Newsnet Scotland will plan few updates.  A specially commissioned piece this weekend from one of Scotland’s most respected writers and broadcasters will herald the start of our break.

As the New Year approaches visitors should look out for our two special articles on BBC Scotland.  There will also be occasional opinion pieces published to ensure the site doesn’t succumb to a festive staleness.

The comments facility will remain enabled and members of the Newsnet team will log in regularly to check, moderate and activate posts.

So, although our wind-down is beginning, be sure the rest will enable the team to re-charge as we hit the ground running as 2013 begins – the last full year before the biggest decision Scotland and her people will have made in over 300 years.