Paper of Record: Where next for Scotland’s newspaper of the year?

Hopefully everyone at Central Quay has sobered up from last week’s understandable, and well deserved, celebrations following their Scottish Press Awards haul.

If not, the news yesterday that the paper’s circulation has officially fallen under the mythical 150,000 mark is sure to have cleared a few fuzzy heads along the Broomielaw. Continue reading “Paper of Record: Where next for Scotland’s newspaper of the year?”

Sunday Herald comes of age

It was snowing 18 years ago.  I’d walked down Ashvale Lane in Aberdeen to the Spar at the bottom of the street, then back up again.  At that time of the morning, in a bitterly cold, wintery Sunday morning, there was pretty much nobody else about.

Much of the next hour or so was spent on the phone to my old colleague and podcasting partner Craig McGill, dissecting pretty much page by page the first edition of the Sunday Herald, and whether it was worth the trudge through the snow. Continue reading “Sunday Herald comes of age”

Scottish newspaper ABCs: Just how low can they go?

What is the lowest circulation point an indigenous Scottish national newspaper can fall to before it becomes economically unsustainable to keep printing?  The answer may soon be revealed after the latest round of ABCs revealed troubling numbers for Scotland’s big super-regionals. Continue reading “Scottish newspaper ABCs: Just how low can they go?”