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The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post, as the name implies, is a Sunday paper in tabloid format published by D C Thomson of Dundee (there are also offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London) and distributed throughout Scotland (although over a quarter of its circulation is sold in England). It was founded in 1914.

It’s most famous for two of its comic strips: “Oor Wullie” and “The Broons”. From 2007 to 2010 Private Eye used the latter as the basis for its comic strip lampooning then Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his political allies, “The Broon-ites”.

It’s probably best characterised as a mid-market newspaper. Its content has something of an old-fashioned, dowdy feel to it, exemplified by its tagline, “A thoroughly decent read”. It’s not a challenging read; it was gently mocked in a song lumping it together with two other D C Thomson publications, The Dandy and The Beano comics.

There are four editions; West, North, Dundee and English.

For many years the website had minimal news content – it was there simply to promote the newspaper and encourage subscription sales, and (as of March 2013) to give a plug to the Kiltwalk children’s charity. However, a revamp in August 2013 saw a substantial amount of news content feature on the site at last.

  • Address:
  • The Sunday Post
    80 Kingsway East
    DD4 8SL
  • Tel:
  • 01382 223131
  • Fax:
  • 01382 201064