It was founded in 1899 as The Northern Times and Weekly Journal for Sutherland and the North. It’s by no means the only British newspaper to bear its present name, nor even the first. But by geography it’s easily the most entitled of any of them to bear it; the others were set up in places as far south as Glasgow, Belfast, Sunderland, Oldham and Liverpool.
It’s published by Northern Times Ltd, a part of the Inverness-based Scottish Provincial Press group. The editorial offices are in Golspie.
It comes out on Fridays. An e-edition’s also available by paid subscription.