It was founded in 1880 as the Moray and Nairn Express ( and Weekly (General) Advertiser for the Counties of Banff, Elgin and Nairn (Elgin, Nairn, Banff, Inverness, and the North.)) Ten years later it became the Moray and Nairn Express; The Northern Scot, but reversed the order to become the The Northern Scot and Moray & Nairn Express in 1897. It finally dropped the Moray & Nairn Express in 2011.
It’s based in Elgin and claims to be the main paper for Moray; it’s certainly the biggest newspaper specifically for Moray. It’s published by the Moray & Nairn Newspaper Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Scottish Provincial Press.
It has a companion freesheet, the Midweek Extra, which unlike the parent newspaper is a tabloid.
It comes out on Fridays. An e-edition’s also available by paid subscription.