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Strathearn Herald

The Strathearn Herald is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in the agricultural and tourist areas of Crieff, Auchterarder, Comrie and Lochearnhead in south-western Perthshire.

It was founded in 1856. Its full title in those days was The Strathearn Herald and General Advertiser for Crieff, Comrie, Auchterarder, Braco, Muthil, Fowlis, Aberfeldy, Killin, Dunning, Blackford. &c.

It switched from broadsheet to tabloid format in 1963; its last broadsheet issue made it the first newspaper in the country to announce the election of Sir Alec Douglas-Home – then Prime Minister, and looking for a seat in the House of Commons after resigning his peerage as the 14th Earl of Home – for the seat of Kinross and West Perthshire.

In recent years it was published by Hamilton-based Scottish & Universal Newspapers, part of the Trinity Mirror group. In December 2011 Trinity Mirror merged S&UN with Scottish Daily Record & Sunday Mail Ltd to form a single entity, Media Scotland.

Its editorial offices are in Perth and are shared with the twice-weekly Perthshire Advertiser. Since September 2013 its former URL at has redirected to the Perthshire pages of the Daily Record‘s website.

It comes out on Thursdays.

  • Address:
  • Strathearn Herald
    58 Watergate
    PH1 5TF
  • Tel:
  • 01738 626211
  • Fax:
  • 01738 441574