Dunfermline Press still delivering on sales for Clyde & Forth Press

THE Dunfermline Press and West of Fife Advertiser is the biggest-selling weekly local newspaper in Scotland for Scots publishers, Clyde & Forth Press.

Says the Audit Bureau of Circulation – in its twice-yearly sales review of UK regional newspapers – the title sold an average of 17,803 copies at the time of the auditing: December last year.

Clyde & Forth – which happens to be headquartered in Dunfermline – have titles stretching from the Ayr Advertiser in the west of Scotland to the East Lothian Courier in the east, plus the Peeblesshire News, to the south, and freesheet, Stirling News, to the north. Plus a handful of titles in England.

But compared to the average sale of the Dunfermline Press in June last year, December’s figure was down 5.5 per cent (from 18,096) and its year-on-year performance was down 12.7 per cent, from 19,600 in December 2008.

The ABC revealed its figures yesterday.

Clyde & Forth also produce the evening title, the Greenock Telegraph. See yesterday’s allmediascotland’s reporting of the ABC circulations, here.

The figures for December read:

Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser: 7,754

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 12,812

Ayr Advertiser 4,057

Borders Telegraph 3,928

Central Fife Times & Advertiser 6,193

Clydebank Post 10,721

Cumnock Chronicle 6,821

Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 3,576

Dunfermline Press & West of Fife Advertiser 17,103

East Lothian Courier 13,195

Fife & Kinross Extra 42,064 (freesheet)

Helensburgh Advertiser 5,636

The Inverclyde Extra 5,636 (freesheet)

Irvine Times 2,860

Largs & Millport Weekly News 5,436

Paisley & Renfrewshire Gazette 8,239

Paisley People 4,984 (freesheet)

Peeblesshire News 4,979

Stirling News incorp Alloa & Hillfoots Weekender 25,536 (freesheet)