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List of newspapers in Scotland is a list of newspapers in Scotland.


National newspapers

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 they 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 UK newspapers, a number of national newspapers published in other parts of the Britsh Isles are widely available.


Scottish quality papers

Quality broadsheet format papers (Daily)

Quality broadsheet format papers (Sunday)

Quality compact format papers (Daily)

Quality compact format papers (Sunday)

Scottish Middle-market papers

Middle-market papers (Daily)

Middle-market papers (Sunday)

Scottish Tabloid papers

Tabloid papers (Daily)

Tabloid papers (Sunday)

UK-wide Quality papers widely available in Scotland

Quality broadsheet format papers

Quality berliner format papers

Quality compact format papers

  • The Independent (est. 1986), Editions sold in Scotland are printed in Scotland and advertised as such, owned by Tony O'Reilly (daily became compact only in May 2004)
  • The Independent on Sunday (est. 1990), Editions sold in Scotland are printed in Scotland and advertised as such, Sunday edition became compact in October 2005

UK-wide Tabloid papers widely available in Scotland


Freesheet newspapers in urban centres

  • Metro, Scottish edition, (distributed free; working towards national status, wide availability in the major cities makes it the UK's 4th highest circulation paper) – owned by Daily Mail and General Trust plc
  • Record PM

Specialist newspapers

UK-wide specialist newspapers widely available in Scotland

Planned newspapers

Daily, regional newspapers

The following are available throughout Scotland:

Local newspapers



  • Ballater Eagle
  • Banffshire Journal
  • Buchan Observer
  • Deeside Piper
  • Donside Piper
  • Ellon Advertiser
  • Ellon Times & East Gordon Advertiser
  • Fraserburgh Herald
  • Huntly Express
  • Inverurie Advertiser
  • Inverurie Herald
  • Kincardineshire Observer
  • Mearns Leader
  • Turriff Advertiser


Argyll and Bute


  • Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser
  • Wee County News

Dumfries & Galloway


East Ayrshire

East Dunbartonshire

  • Bearsden, Milngavie & West End Extra
  • Kirkintilloch & Bishopbriggs Herald
  • Milngavie & Bearsden Herald
  • Strathkelvin Advertiser

East Lothian

  • East Lothian Courier
  • East Lothian News

East Renfrewshire

  • Barrhead Extra
  • Barrhead News




  • Dunfermline Press - Weekly (Thursday) broadsheet newspaper for West Fife
  • East Fife Mail - Tabloid weekly sister paper of Fife Free Press for Levenmouth area
  • Fife Free Press - Weekly broadsheet newspaper for Kirkcaldy
  • Fife Herald
  • Fife Herald & Post
  • Fife & Kinross Extra
  • Fife Leader
  • Central Fife Times and Advertiser - Weekly tabloid newspaper and classified advertiser in the Cowdenbeath, Kelty and Lochgelly area
  • Glenrothes Gazette (Leslie and Markinch News) - Tabloid sister weekly paper of Fife Free Press
  • St Andrews Citizen


  • Evening Times
  • Glasgow South & Eastwood Extra
  • Local News SOUTH
  • Local News northWESTeast
  • The Digger - Scandal sheet with stories of minor trials and arrests and gossip about local gangs
  • The Glaswegian


  • Caithness Courier
  • Highland News
  • Inverness Courier
  • Inverness Herald
  • John O' Groat Journal
  • Locahaber News
  • Northern Times
  • North Star
  • Nairnshire Telegraph
  • Rossshire Herald
  • Rossshire Journal
  • Strathspey & Badenoch Herald
  • Ullapool News
  • West Highland Free Press


  • Greenock Telegraph - Daily newspaper, popular in the county it serves
  • Inverclyde Extra - (formerly Clyde Post)


  • Midlothian Advertiser
  • Lothian and Peebles Times


North Ayrshire

  • Arran Banner
  • Arran Voice
  • Irvine Herald
  • Irvine Times
  • Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
  • Largs and Millport Weekly News
  • North Ayrshire World

North Lanarkshire

  • Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
  • Airdrie & Coatbridge World
  • Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Advertiser
  • Cumbernauld News & Kilsyth Chronicle
  • Motherwell Times & Bellshill Speaker
  • North Lanarkshire Extra
  • The HUB
  • Wishaw Press
  • Wishaw World


Perth & Kinross


  • The Advertizer (formerly the Kilmacolm Advertiser), serving the villages of Strathgryffe.
  • Paisley People
  • Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette
  • Paisley Daily Express - Daily newspaper, popular in the county it serves
  • Renfrewshire World

Scottish Borders

  • Berwick Advertiser
  • Berwick Gazette
  • Berwickshire News
  • Border Telegraph
  • Hawick News
  • Peeblesshire News
  • Selkirk Advertiser
  • Southern Reporter


South Ayrshire

South Lanarkshire

  • East Kilbride News
  • East Kilbride Mail
  • East Kilbride World
  • Hamilton Advertiser
  • Hamilton World
  • Lanark Gazette & Carluke Gazette
  • Rutherglen Reformer
  • South Lanarkshire Extra
  • Strathaven Echoes


  • Allanwater News
  • Stirling Observer
  • Stirling, Alloa & Hillfoots Shopper

West Dunbartonshire

  • Clydebank Post
  • Clyde Weekly News
  • Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter
  • Helensburgh Advertiser
  • Lennox Herald

West Lothian

Western Isles

Corporate newspapers

University newspapers

Defunct newspapers

Further reading

  • Deadline: The Story of the Scottish Press, Harry Reid, St Andrew Press, 2006, ISBN 0-7152-0836-5

See also

External links


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