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The Courier

The Courier – formerly, The Courier & Advertiser – is a daily tabloid newspaper sold from Monday to Saturday in the city of Dundee and much of north-eastern Scotland, including all of the old Tayside and Fife regions and parts of the Central and Grampian regions – its core distribution area covers Angus, the Mearns (Kincardineshire), Perthshire and the Kingdom of Fife.

It was founded in 1801 as The Dundee Courier & Argus. Until 1992 it kept up the traditional practice of giving over its front page to classified advertising – a practice now abandoned by all UK newspapers except the Cornish & Devon Post series.

It’s published by D C Thomson, publishers of The Sunday Post and various popular magazines and comics, from editorial offices in Dundee.

There are six editions as of 2013:

  • Dundee
  • Angus & The Mearns
  • Fife
  • West Fife
  • Perthshire
  • Stirlingshire

It’s available as an e-edition and an app by paid subscription.

It switched from broadsheet to tabloid format in January 2012. The website underwent a facelift in December 2012.

It’s moved temporarily to D C Thomson’s Kingsway works while the headquarters building in Meadowside is refurbished to make it more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. The works started in April 2013 and are expected to last for 15 months.

  • Address:
  • The Courier
    80 Kingsway East
    DD4 8SL
  • Tel:
  • 01382 223131
  • Fax:
  • 01382 454599