It’s published by Kingsbridge-based South Hams Newspapers, a division of the Tindle Newspapers publishing group, and is part of a wider South Hams Gazette series (in fact, the full title in the masthead is the Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette & South Hams Gazette). The editorial offices are collocated with the company.
It was launched in 1984, but its history goes back much further than that – it’s the result of the amalgamation of three earlier newspapers:
- The Kingsbridge Gazette, founded in 1855 as a monthly newspaper but subsequently published as a weekly;
- The South Devon Advertiser and Agricultural Times, established in 1877; renamed the South Devon Gazette and Kingsbridge Times in 1881; renamed the South Hams Gazette in 1974;
- The Salcombe Gazette, founded in 1910.
It comes out on Fridays. An e-edition’s also available by paid subscription.