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Encyclopedia > The Scotsman

Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact

Owner Johnston Press
Editor Mike Gilson [1]
Founded 1817
Political allegiance Centre-right, Unionist
Price GBP 0.65 Monday-Friday
& GBP 0.85 Saturday
Headquarters 108 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh

Website: www.scotsman.com
The Scotsman's offices in Edinburgh
The Scotsman's offices in Edinburgh

The Scotsman is a Scottish national newspaper, published in Edinburgh. It has an audited circulation of 63,974 and a readership of 217,000 across Scotland. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Johnston Press an Edinburgh newspaper group including The Scotsman publications and many local newspapers around the UK. External links Official homepage Categories: | | | | | ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The centre-right is a political term commonly used to describe or denote political parties or organizations (such as think tanks) that stretch from the centre to the right on the left-right spectrum, excluding far right stances. ... Scottish Unionists are those committed to maintaining Scotlands position within the United Kingdom and opposing Scottish nationalism. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 1850 KB) The Scotsman offices, Edinburgh Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux File links The following pages link to this file: The Scotsman ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 1850 KB) The Scotsman offices, Edinburgh Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux File links The following pages link to this file: The Scotsman ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ...


Since August 16, 2004, it has been printed in compact format. Its sister Sunday publication, which remains broadsheet, is titled Scotland on Sunday. The Scotsman Publications Ltd also produces the Edinburgh Evening News and the Herald & Post series of free newspapers in Edinburgh, Fife, and West Lothian. is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... The Scotsman is a Scottish newspaper published in Edinburgh. ... The Scotsman Publications Limited (TSPL) is the parent company of The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Edinburgh Evening News and Herald & Post newspapers, and of the award-winning Scotsman. ... The Edinburgh Evening News is a local newspaper based in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... This article is about the area in Scotland. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 20th  - Total 427 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Livingston ISO 3166-2 GB-WLN ONS code 00RH Demographics Population Ranked 10th  - Total (2005) 163,780  - Density 384 / km² Scottish Gaelic  - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}} Politics West Lothian Council http://www. ...

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History

The Scotsman was launched [2] in 1817 as a liberal weekly newspaper by lawyer William Ritchie and customs official Charles Maclaren in response to the "unblushing subservience" of competing newspapers to the Edinburgh establishment. The paper was pledged to "impartiality, firmness and independence". After the abolition of newspaper stamp tax in Scotland in 1850, The Scotsman was relaunched as a daily newspaper priced at 1d and a circulation of 6000 copies. Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting customs duties and for controlling the flow of animals and goods (including personal effects and hazardous items) in and out of a country. ... Charles Maclaren (7th October 1782 - 10th September 1866) was a Scottish editor born in Ormiston, Haddingtonshire, the son of a farmer and cattle-dealer. ... Stamp duty is a form of tax that is levied on documents. ... £sd (pronounced, and sometimes written, LSD) was the popular name for the pre-decimal currencies used in the United Kingdom, and in most of its Empire and colonies. ...


In 1953 the newspaper was bought by Canadian millionaire Roy Thomson who was in the process of building an enormous media empire. The paper was in 1995 bought by billionaires David and Frederick Barclay for £85 million. They moved the newspaper from its traditional Edinburgh office on North Bridge, which is now an upmarket hotel, to state-of-the-art offices on Holyrood Road, near where the Scottish Parliament Building was subsequently built. Roy Herbert Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet (June 5, 1894 – August 4, 1976), was a newspaper proprietor and media entrepreneur. ... Sir David Barclay and Sir Frederick Barclay (both born on 27 October 1934) are British businessmen. ... Northbridge may refer to: Northbridge, Massachusetts Northbridge, New South Wales is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Northbridge, Western Australia is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, Australia. ... The new Scottish Parliament Building at Holyrood designed by the Catalan architect Enric Miralles and opened in October 2004. ...


In December 2005, The Scotsman was acquired, in a £160 million deal, by its current owners Johnston Press a company founded in Scotland and now one of the top three largest local newspaper publishers in the UK as well as a major force on the internet. Johnston Press an Edinburgh newspaper group including The Scotsman publications and many local newspapers around the UK. External links Official homepage Categories: | | | | | ...


View on the Scottish constitutional question

The Scotsman was a staunch supporter of Scottish devolution though has been critical of devolution since. It strongly opposed the decision to abolish the Scottish Regiments. Look up Devolution in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Scottish regiment is any regiment (or similar military unit) that at some time in its history has or had a name that referred to Scotland or some part, thereof, and adopted items of Scottish dress. ...


It is not explicitly aligned to any one political party at the present time, though it does tend to take a highly Unionist stance. This has led to it becoming known colloquially as 'The North-Brit-man'. // Parties represented in the Scottish Parliament (in order of number of representatives): Labour Party - centre-left, unionist - 50 MSPs Scottish National Party (SNP) - centre-left, pro-independence- 27 MSPs Conservative and Unionist Party - centre-right, unionist - 17 MSPs Liberal Democrats - centre-left, federalist - 17 MSPs Scottish Green Party - environmentalist, pro... Scottish Unionists are those committed to maintaining Scotlands position within the United Kingdom and opposing Scottish nationalism. ...


See also

List of newspapers in Scotland is a list of newspapers in Scotland. ... The Scottish Daily News (SDN) was a left-of-centre daily newspaper published in Glasgow, Scotland, from May 5 to November 8, 1975. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • History of The Scotsman

  Results from FactBites:
 
Scotsman - definition of Scotsman in Encyclopedia (3544 words)
For example, it produces many national newspapers such as The Daily Record (Scotland's leading tabloid), the The Herald broadsheet, based in Glasgow, and The Scotsman in Edinburgh.
The Herald, formerly known as the Glasgow Herald, changed its name to promote a national rather than a regional identity, while The Scotsman, which used to be a broadsheet, recently switched to tabloid format.
Regional dailies include The Courier and Advertiser in Dundee in the east, and The Press and Journal serving Aberdeen and the north.
No true Scotsman - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema (389 words)
When considering this argument in a context of rhetorical logic, this is a fallacy if the predicate ("putting sugar on porridge") is not actually contradictory for the accepted definition of the subject ("Scotsman"), or if the definition of the subject is silently adjusted after the fact to make the rebuttal work.
Similarly, the True Scotsman may or may not own sheep; it is irrelevant to describing a Scot.
It is also a common fallacy in politics, in which critics may condemn their colleagues as not being "true" liberals or conservatives simply because they occasionally disagree on certain matters of policy.
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