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The Northern Times

The Northern Times is a weekly broadsheet newspaper sold in the county of Sutherland in the Highland council area – in fact, as of 2014 it was the only local newspaper for the Sutherland district. (Even though Sutherland’s the largest district in Great Britain by some definitions, its population is among the smallest and is concentrated mostly on the south-eastern coast in Dornoch, Golspie, Brora, Helmsdale and nearby villages.)

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.

  • Address:
  • The Northern Times
    Main Street
    KW10 6RA
  • Tel:
  • 01408 633993
  • Fax:
  • 01408 633028