It was launched in 1987 and is produced by News Group Newspapers (part of News International, itself a division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation) from editorial offices in Glasgow. It comes out every day except Sunday.
Much of the content is a repeat of the London edition’s content (and its rival the Daily Record accordingly refers to it contemptuously as “a downmarket, English-based tabloid”), but there’s some more detailed coverage of Scottish news and sport, and Scottish stories feature prominently on the website. Like its UK-wide counterpart, it put up a paywall in August 2013.
It was the first of Scotland’s major newspapers to declare its support for the Scottish National Party, in the early 1990s. It then had to backtrack before the 1997 general election as The Sun switched its support from the Conservatives to Tony Blair’s New Labour. By the 2007 Scottish election it had turned completely against the SNP, only to perform another U-turn and come out in favour of another term in office for Alex Salmond’s government in the May 2011 election. Several commentators, including satirical magazine Private Eye, have noted the close friendship between Salmond and Murdoch.