List of newspapers in Scotland

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This is a list of newspapers in Scotland.

Daily newspapers

Title Market type Print Location Format Scottish circulation
2017[1]
Scottish circulation
2016[2]
Scottish circulation
2015[3]
Foundation date
The Herald Scottish – Quality Morning Scottish Broadsheet 25,869 28,872 32,141 1783    
The Scotsman Scottish – Quality Morning Scottish Compact 19,792 19,449 22,740 1817    
The National Scottish - Tabloid Morning Scottish Compact 9,746 8,496 12,124 2015    
Daily Record Scottish – Popular Morning Scottish Tabloid 1895    
The Press and Journal Regional Morning Scottish Compact 48,208 51,880 56,422 1747    
The Courier Regional Morning Scottish Compact 35,813 39,324 43,031 1801    
Greenock Telegraph Local Morning Scottish Tabloid 8,959 9,555 10,511 1857    
Paisley Daily Express Local Morning Scottish Tabloid 4,508 4,800 5,109 1874    
Evening Express Local - Aberdeen Evening Scottish Tabloid 22,736 25,744 28,802 1879    
Evening Times Local - Glasgow Evening Scottish Tabloid 20,874 23,696 27,733 1876    
Edinburgh Evening News Local Evening Scottish Tabloid 16,660 18,362 21,803 1873    
Evening Telegraph Local - Dundee Evening Scottish Tabloid 13,321 14,971 16,855 1877    
The Times (Scottish edition) UK – Quality Morning Scottish edition of UK newspaper Compact 1785    
The Daily Telegraph (Scottish edition) UK – Quality Morning Scottish edition of UK newspaper Broadsheet 1855    
i UK – Quality Morning UK newspaper widely available in Scotland Compact 2010    
The Guardian UK – Quality Morning UK newspaper widely available in Scotland Tabloid 1821    
The Financial Times UK – Quality Morning UK newspaper widely available in Scotland Broadsheet 1888    
Scottish Daily Mail UK – Mid Market Morning Scottish edition of UK newspaper Tabloid 1896  
Scottish Daily Express UK – Mid Market Morning Scottish edition of UK newspaper Tabloid 1900    
The Scottish Sun UK – Popular Morning Scottish edition of UK newspaper Tabloid 1964    
Daily Star of Scotland UK – Popular Morning Scottish edition of UK newspaper Tabloid 1978    
Scottish Daily Mirror UK – Popular Morning Scottish edition of UK newspaper Tabloid 1903  
Metro, Scottish Edition UK – Free Morning Scottish edition of UK newspaper Tabloid 1999    
The Morning Star UK – Mid Market Morning Scottish edition of UK newspaper Tabloid 1930    

Traditionally newspapers could be divided into 'quality', serious-minded newspapers (usually referred to as 'broadsheets' due to their large size) and 'tabloids', or less serious newspapers. But these definitions no longer apply, as several 'quality' papers in Scotland have followed the lead of The Independent, by adopting a tabloid format (which some prefer to refer to as 'compact' to avoid being associated with their more downmarket peers). In Scotland two broadsheet newspapers have made the switch to 'compact' format. The Scotsman did so in August 2004, and the Sunday Herald followed in November 2005.

In addition to newspapers published in Scotland, including Scottish editions of United Kingdom newspapers, a number of local newspapers published in other parts of the British Isles are widely available.

Sunday newspapers

Title Market type Location Format Scottish circulation
Scotland on Sunday Scottish – Quality Scottish Broadsheet 16,289    
The Sunday Post Scottish – Mid Market Scottish Tabloid 123,393    
Sunday Mail Scottish – Popular Scottish Tabloid 140,743    
Sunday National Mid Market (pro-independence) Scottish Broadsheet
The Sunday Times Scotland UK – Quality Scottish edition of UK newspaper Broadsheet 46,593    
The Observer UK – Quality UK newspaper widely available in Scotland Tabloid 11,772    
The Sunday Telegraph Scotland UK – Quality Scottish edition of UK newspaper Broadsheet 11,234    
Mail on Sunday Scotland UK – Mid Market Scottish edition of UK newspaper Tabloid 63,290    
Scottish Sunday Express UK – Mid Market Scottish edition of UK newspaper Tabloid 21,661    
Sun on Sunday UK – Popular UK newspaper widely available in Scotland Tabloid 142,272    
Daily Star Sunday UK – Popular UK newspaper widely available in Scotland Tabloid 19,299    
Scottish Sunday Mirror UK – Popular Scottish edition of UK newspaper Tabloid 7,523    
The People UK – Popular UK newspaper widely available in Scotland Tabloid 4,656    

Local weekly newspapers

Aberdeen


Aberdeenshire


Angus


Argyll and Bute


Clackmannanshire


Dumfries and Galloway


Dundee


East Ayrshire


East Dunbartonshire


East Lothian


East Renfrewshire


Edinburgh


Falkirk


Fife


Glasgow


  • The Digger – scandal sheet with stories of minor trials and arrests and gossip about local gangs
  • Glasgow South & Eastwood Extra
  • Glasgow Eyes – a picture news magazine featuring street/reportage photography/news/music and showbiz

Highlands


Inverclyde

Midlothian


Moray


North Ayrshire


North Lanarkshire


Orkney


Perth and Kinross


Renfrewshire


Scottish Borders


Shetland


South Ayrshire


South Lanarkshire


Stirling


West Dunbartonshire


West Lothian


Western Isles


Specialist newspapers

UK-wide specialist newspapers widely available in Scotland

Corporate newspapers

University newspapers

Defunct newspapers

See also

Further reading

  • Reid, Harry (2006) Deadline: the Story of the Scottish Press. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew Press ISBN 0-7152-0836-5

References

  1. ^ "Regional ABCs print: Steep circulation falls for dailies the Yorkshire Evening Post and Carlisle & News Star". PressGazette. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  2. ^ "UK regional dailies lose print sales by average of 12.5 per cent: Wigan Post and The National are biggest fallers". PressGazette. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  3. ^ "Regional press ABCs, dailies: Liverpool Echo's positive relaunch has negative impact on sales". PressGazette. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 2018-05-07.

External links

  • ThePaperboy.com UK newspaper directory
  • allmediascotland.com
  • Advertising spend in Scottish newspapers, Scottish Executive
  • Media ownership in the UK
  • National and local newspaper links
  • Media UK newspaper directory
  • History of British newspapers
  • The Audit Bureau of Circulation provides circulation figures for Scottish newspapers. Their research is also reproduced in digested form at this Media Guardian index along with commentary.
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