It was launched in 1979 as the Truro City Shopper, but rebranded as the Truro Packet in 1985.
It was published by Newsquest (South West). It was one of a series of Packet newspapers sold or distributed free in central and south-western Cornwall, from editorial offices in Falmouth.
It came out on Wednesdays. A free e-edition’s also available via the website.
It was merged with the Camborne and Redruth edition of the Packet series in January 2013 to form a single The Packet title.