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The Herald

Founded as the Glasgow Advertiser and Evening Intelligencer in 1783, The Herald is currently Scotland’s biggest-selling national quality newspaper, outstripping its great rival The Scotsman.

It dropped the Evening Intelligencer in 1794 to become simply the Glasgow Advertiser. After briefly becoming the Herald and Advertiser in 1802, it adopted the title Glasgow Herald (still perhaps the name it’s most widely known as) from 1805 to 1992, since when it’s been just The Herald.

Scottish Television bought it in 1996, at which point the combined company was renamed the Scottish Media Group. SMG sold it and the rest of its publishing empire to Newsquest in 2003.

It retains the traditional broadsheet format of the quality press. Politically, it’s centre-left.

It comes out every day except Sunday, which is covered by its sister title the Sunday Herald. It’s also available as a paid-for e-edition and as an app for iOS, Android and Kindle mobile devices.

  • Address:
  • The Herald
    200 Renfield Street
    G2 3QB
  • Tel:
  • 0141 302 7000
  • Fax:
  • 0141 302 6363