It was founded in 1880 as a Liberal newspaper in competition to the Conservative Ayr Advertiser. In 1968 it incorporated The Troon Herald and Ayrshire Advertiser, which had been founded in 1893, and was retitled the Ayrshire Post and Troon Herald. It dropped the Herald from the title once more in 1987.
It’s published by Media Scotland (formerly Scottish & Universal Newspapers), the Scottish division of Trinity Mirror. The editorial offices are in Ayr.
There’s a sub-edition for the southern part of South Ayrshire, the Carrick Post. Until 2009 there was also a freesheet companion, the Ayrshire World, but that paper was closed in the light of declining advertising revenue.
It comes out on Fridays. An e-edition’s also available by paid subscription.
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