Ayrshire Post Top of the Pile for S&UN

The Ayrshire Post is the top-selling Scottish weekly newspaper in the Scottish & Universal Newspapers stable, owned by Daily Record publisher, Trinity Mirror.

Says the Audit Bureau of Circulation – in its twice-yearly sales review of UK regional newspapers – the Ayrshire Post sold an average of 23,998 copies at the time of the auditing: December last year.

But compared to the average sale twelve months previously, December's figure was down 4.9 per cent (from 25,233). Compared to six months previously – June 2009 – its average sale was down 2.8 per cent, from 24,695.

The ABC revealed its figures at the end of last week.

S&UN's other December figures read:

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser 14,334

Dumfries & Galloway Standard (Friday edition) 15,021

Dumfries & Galloway Standard (Tuesday edition) 9200

East Kilbride News 10,487

Galloway News 8234

Hamilton Advertiser 20,378

Irvine Herald & Kilwinning Chronicle 9338

Kilmarnock Standard 16,102

Lennox Herald 10,200

Perthshire Advertiser (Friday edition) 14,313

Perthshire Advertiser (Tuesday edition) 7633

Rutherglen Reformer 3701

Stirling Observer (Friday edition) 3872

Stirling Observer (Wednesday edition) 9333

Strathearn Herald 2575

The West Lothian Courier 14,405

Wishaw Press 8383