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Dumfries Courier

The Dumfries Courier is a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper delivered to homes in the town of Dumfries and other nearby towns and villages in the former county of Dumfriesshire and the neighbouring Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, including Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie to the south-west, and Thornhill in Nithsdale.

It was founded in 1809 as The Dumfries and Galloway Courier (with a change of title in 1884 to the Dumfries & Galloway Courier and Herald) and is thus the oldest independent Dumfries newspaper currently in print, although it went out of production in 1939 with the Second World War shortages of paper and resumed publication only in 1977 (under the existing title) as a freesheet. It’s been owned by The Dumfriesshire Newspapers Limited – now DNG Media – since 1929.

The editorial offices are in Annan and are shared with DNG Media’s other titles, the Annandale Observer, the Annandale Herald and the Moffat News. All the titles share a single website.

It comes out on Fridays.

  • Address:
  • Dumfries Courier
    96 High Street
    DG12 6EJ
  • Tel:
  • 01461 202078
  • Fax:
  • 01461 205659