It was founded in 1855 as The Airdrie, Coatbridge, & Bathgate Advertiser by publisher Archibald Lawson and printer Robert Rae. Three years later its coverage and title were expanded to include Wishaw; then in 1868 the title was rejigged to make it The Advertiser for Airdrie, Coatbridge, Bathgate & Wishaw. From 1883 to 1902 it was entitled The Airdrie Advertiser, and Linlithgowshire Standard, after which it adopted its present title.
It’s published by Media Scotland, Trinity Mirror‘s Scottish operation, from editorial offices in Airdrie.
Its companion weekly freesheet, the Airdrie & Coatbridge World, was suspended in September 2011 along with all the other freesheets published by Media Scotland’s predecessor, Scottish & Universal Newspapers.
It used to have its own website at acadvertiser.co.uk, but Media Scotland replaced their local newspaper websites with local pages on the Daily Record‘s site in mid-2013.
It comes out on Wednesdays.
- Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
5/15 Bank Street
- 01236 748648
- 01236 748098