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The Scotsman

Launched in 1817 in response to the “unblushing subservience” of existing papers to Edinburgh‘s establishment, The Scotsman was for many years Scotland’s pre-eminent quality daily newspaper, though in recent years it’s lost ground to its old rival from Glasgow, The Herald.

It’s been a tabloid since 2004 and comes out from Monday to Saturday. It’s owned by Scotsman Publications, since 2005 part of Johnston Press, who are a major force in regional and local newspaper publishing throughout the United Kingdom.

It currently aligns itself with the Scottish Labour Party and takes a strongly pro-Union stance, although some years ago it was a big supporter of devolution.

There’s an associated Sunday title, Scotland on Sunday; and an evening newspaper for Edinburgh and the surrounding region, the Edinburgh Evening News.

A limited amount of content is available in Gaelic.

Apps are available for Android, iPad and Kindle devices.

  • Address:
  • The Scotsman
    Barclay House
    108 Holyrood Road

    EH8 8AS
  • Tel:
  • 0131 620 8620
  • Fax:
  • 0131 620 8615