P&J and Courier Sales Still Surpass Herald and Scotsman’s

The Press and Journal and Courier newspapers were yesterday again confirmed as having bigger circulations than either of its central belt rivals, The Herald or The Scotsman.

According to sales audit body, ABC, the Aberdeen-based Press and Journal sells an average 78,121 copies every day, while the Dundee-based Courier sells an average 69,414. Both titles are owned by DC Thomson and their sales figures are calculated by ABC over a six-month period, by virtue of the fact they are categorised as ‘regional titles’.

While ABC provides month-by-month figures for ‘nationals’, it is six-monthly for ‘regionals’. And ABC issued yesterday the average sales for ‘regionals’ for the period June 30 and December 28 last year.

The latest (January) sales figures for The Herald and the Scotsman are 60,755 and 49,478, respectively.

Across Scotland, the average net circulations read as follows:

Aberdeen – Evening Express 52,029
Aberdeen – Press & Journal 78,121
Aberdeen Citizen 76,530
Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser 15,493
Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 8759
Annandale Herald 3078
Annandale Observer 6556
Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 13,991
Arran Banner 3313
Ayr Advertiser 5291
Ayrshire Post 25,233
Ayrshire World 10,227
Banffshire Journal 4947
Bearsden/Milngavie & West End Extra 24,824
Berwick Advertiser 7551
Berwickshire News & East Lothian Herald 5729
Blairgowrie Advertiser 2858
Border Telegraph 4291
Brechin Advertiser 2952
Caithness Courier 6809
Campbeltown Courier & Argyllshire Advertiser 7165
Carrick Gazette 2640
Central Fife Times & Advertiser 6713
Clyde Weekly News 5392
Clydebank Post 12,126
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Advertiser 18,305
Cumbernauld News & Kilsyth Chronicle 10,684
Cumnock Chronicle 7378
Deeside Piper 7636
Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 3989
Dumfries & Galloway Standard (Fri) 15,712
Dumfries & Galloway Standard (Wed) 9668
Dumfries & Galloway Today 5298
Dumfries Courier 24,723
Dundee Courier & Advertiser 69,414
Dundee Evening Telegraph 23,048
Dunfermline Press & West of Fife Advertiser 19,600
East Fife Mail 10,766
East Kilbride News 11,538
East Lothian Courier 13,877
East Lothian News 4280
Edinburgh – Evening News 47,129
Falkirk & Grangemouth Advertiser & Linlithgow Advertiser 52,726
Falkirk Herald 26,307
Fife & Kinross Extra 53,379
Fife Free Press 16,076
Fife Herald News & St. Andrews Citizen 12,631
Forfar Dispatch 5192
Forres Gazette ,660
Glasgow – Evening Times 68,422
Glenrothes Gazette 5929
Greenock Telegraph 16,349
Hamilton Advertiser 22,137
Hawick News and Scottish Border Chronicle 5321
Helensburgh Advertiser 6195
Herald & Post Edinburgh 129,383
Herald & Post, Fife 44,690
Herald & Post, West Lothian 46,579
Highland News 8406
Inverness Courier (Fri) 16,924
Inverness Courier (Tue) 12,278
Irvine Herald and Kilwinning Chronicle 9723
Irvine Times 3367
John O’Groat Journal 8609
Kilmarnock Standard 16,610
Kincardineshire Observer 1042
Kirkintilloch Herald 10,949
Lanark & Carluke Gazette 11,679
Lanarkshire World 29,459
Largs & Millport Weekly News 5734
Lennox Herald 11,215
Linlithgowshire Journal & Gazette 8375
Lochaber News 3396
Lothian and Peebles Times 46,129
Mearns Leader 4028
Midlothian Advertiser 6843
Milngavie & Bearsden Herald 6046
Moffat News 1162
Montrose Review 5022
Motherwell Times & Bellshill Speaker 12,824
North Ayrshire World 930
North Clyde Group 22,310
North Lanarkshire Extra 25,041
North Star 5062
Northern Scot 18,207
Northern Scot Mid Week Extra 23,679
Northern Times 4933
Oban Times 16,961
Orcadian 9858
Orkney Today 5504
Paisley & Renfrewshire Gazette 9303
Paisley and Renfrewshire Extra 33,118
Paisley Daily Express 8831
Paisley People 7302
Peeblesshire News 5322
Perth Shopper 5322
Perthshire Advertiser (Fri) 15,686
Perthshire Advertiser (Tue) 8213
Renfrewshire World 12,909
Ross-Shire Herald 8440
Ross-shire Journal 10,033
Rutherglen Reformer 4010
Shetland Times 11,218
South Lanarkshire Extra 15,026
Southern Reporter 17,257
Stirling News incorporating Alloa and Hillfoots Weekender 32,927
Stirling Observer (Fri) 4333
Stirling Observer (Wed) (10,592
Stirling Shopper 4901
Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser 11,801
Stranraer & Wigtownshire Free Press ,822
Strathearn Herald 2855
Strathspey & Badenoch Herald 5032
The Advertiser 21,273
The Arbroath Herald 9841
The Buchan Observer 7045
The Ellon Times & East Gordon Advertiser 1834
The Extra, Glasgow South & Eastwood 37,247
The Fife Leader – North Edition 24,036
The Fife Leader – South Edition 48,711
The Fraserburgh Herald 5507
The Galloway Gazette 5912
The Galloway News 8665
The Glaswegian 80,467
The Inverclyde Extra 16,857
The Inverness Herald 17,533
The Lanarkshire Extra Group 40,067
The West Lothian Courier 16,303
Wee County News 6140
West Highland Free Press 8613
Wishaw Press 9573

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