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– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 15th May 2006.

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Photo of Annabel Goldie Annabel Goldie Conservative

Question S2W-25532

To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has paid each (a) national, (b) local and (c) evening newspaper in Scotland, including for advertising and provision of supplements, in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Tom McCabe Tom McCabe Labour

The information requested is not held centrally by The Scottish Executive, however our current media buying agency has provided this information at no cost to the Executive. The information on spend for the period 1 January 2003 to 31 July 2004 is available at cost from our previous media buyer. The figures prior to 1 January 2003 are not available.

The Scottish Executive spend with (a) national, (b) local and (c) evening newspaper in Scotland, including for advertising and provision of supplements from 1 August 2004 to 31 March 2006 is as follows:

1 August 2004 to 31 March 2005 Spend
National UK
Daily Mail£7,400.00
Mail On Sunday£3,333.00
Daily Express£4,000.00
Sunday Express£3,200.00
Sunday Times£3,600.00
News Of The World£24,490.00
Scottish Daily Titles
Daily Record£216,565.00
Glasgow Herald£74,888.00
Glasgow Sunday Herald£223,544.00
Sunday Mail £76,238.00
Sunday Post£21,120.00
Scotland On Sunday£32,975.00
Scottish Evening Titles
Aberdeen Evening Express£28,725.00
Dundee Evening Telegraph£3,167.00
Glasgow Evening Times£43,512.00
Edinburgh Evening News£24,186.00
Local Press Titles
Dundee Courier£48,169.00
Aberdeen Press and Journal£62,780.00
Aberdeen Citizen£4,740.00
Aberdeen Independent£5,499.76
Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser£5,528.56
Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser£4,095.76
Annandale Herald£4,095.76
Annandale Observer£4,095.76
Arbroath Herald£4,095.76
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald£4,673.47
Arran Banner£4,095.76
Ayr Advertiser£577.71
Ayrshire Post£7,895.42
Banffshire Journal£5,849.76
Barrhead News£4,095.76
Bellshill Speaker£4,095.76
Berwickshire News and East Lothian Herald£4,095.76
Bishopbriggs Herald£4,095.76
Blairgowrie Advertiser£4,095.76
Boness Journal£4,095.76
Border Telegraph£4,095.76
Brechin Advertiser£5,499.76
Broughty Ferry Guide£4,095.76
Buchan Observer£7,485.76
Clydebank Post£4,095.76
Campbeltown Courier and Argyllshire Advertiser£4,095.76
Carluke Gazette£4,095.76
Carnoustie Gazette£4,095.76
Carrick Herald£577.71
Central Fife Times and Advertiser£4,095.76
Clydebank Post£4,095.76
Cumbernauld News£4,095.76
Cumnock Chronicle£4,673.47
Deeside Independent£4,095.76
Deeside Piper and Inverurie Herald£1,404.00
Deeside/Donside Piper£4,095.76
Dumfries and Galloway Standard£6,829.76
Dunbarton and Lennox Herald£1,079.00
Dumfermline Press£4,095.76
East Fife Mail£4,095.76
East Kilbride News£5,528.56
East Lothian Courier£4,724.76
East Lothian News£4,095.76
Edinburgh Herald and Post£3,300.00
Ellon Time and East Gordon Advertiser£4,095.76
Falkirk Herald£8,646.00
Fife and Kinross Extra£4,095.76
Fife Free Press£5,787.76
Fife Herald£4,095.76
Forfar Dispatch£4,095.76
Forres Gazette£5,849.76
Fraserburgh Herald£4,095.76
Galloway Gazette£4,095.76
Galloway News£4,095.76
Glasgow East News£4,095.76
Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra£4,095.76
Glenrothes Gazette£4,095.76
Greenock Telegraph£5,842.76
Hamilton Advertiser£5,528.56
Hawick News£4,095.76
Helensburgh Advertiser£4,095.76
Highland News£5,615.96
Inverness and Nairnshire Herald£520.20
Inverness Courier£16,704.00
Inverurie and Ellon Independent£4,095.76
Inverurie Herald£4,095.76
Irvine Herald£7,895.42
Irvine Times£577.71
John O Groats Journal£4,095.76
Johnstone and Linwood Gazette£4,095.76
Kilmarnock Standard£7,895.42
Kilsyth Chronicle£4,095.76
Kilsyth Advertiser£4,095.76
Kincardineshire Observer£5,499.76
Kirkintilloch Herald£4,095.76
Kirriemuir Herald£4,095.76
Lanark Gazette£4,095.76
Largs and Millport Weekly News£4,673.47
Lennox Herald£4,095.76
Linlithgowshire Journal and Gazette£4,095.76
Lochaber News£4,615.96
Lothian Times£4,095.76
Mearns Leader£5,499.76
Midlothian and Dalkeith Advertiser£4,095.76
Midweek Extra£1,754.00
Milngavie and Bearsden Herald£4,095.76
Moffat News£4,095.76
Montrose Review£5,499.76
Motherwell Times£4,095.76
Musselburgh News£4,095.76
Nairnshire Herald£4,095.76
North Star£4,615.96
Northern Scot£8,299.76
Northern Times£4,095.76
Oban Times£5,560.00
Oban Times and West Highland Times£4,095.76
Orkney Today£242.00
Paisley and Renfrewshire Extra£4,095.76
Paisley Daily Express£4,095.76
Paisley People£4,095.76
Peebles Times£4,095.76
Peebleshire News£4,095.76
Perthshire Advertiser£7,772.76
Queensferry Gazette]£4,095.76
Renfrew and Erskine Gazette£4,095.76
Renfrewshire World£4,095.76
Rosshire Herald£4,615.96
Rosshire Journal£5,180.76
Rutherglen Reformer£1,432.80
Ruthergelnn Reformer£4,095.76
Shetland Times£4,681.00
Southern Reporter£8,419.76
St Andrews Citizen£4,095.76
Stirling Observer£6,966.76
Stoneheaven Independent£4,095.76
Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser£8,437.76
Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press£4,095.76
Strathearn Herald£4,095.76
Strathspey and Badenoch Herald£6,528.76
The Buteman£302.00
The Orcadian£4,095.76
Troon and Prestwick Times£4,673.47
West Highland Free Press£4,284.76
West Lothian Courier£4,095.76
Western Borders Package£1,900.00
Wishaw Press£5,528.56
Overall Total£1,739,471.22

1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006 Spend
National UK
Daily Mail £15,542.00
News Of The World£7,432.00
Daily Express£1,440.00
Mail On Sunday£500.00
Sun £40,051.00
Sunday Express£840.00
Sunday Times £3,160.00
Metro £74,612.00
Scottish Dailies
Glasgow Herald£49,573.00
Glasgow Sunday Herald£12,860.00
Scotland On Sunday£5,079.00
Scotsman £51,530.00
Daily Record£906,551.00
Sunday Mail£29,195.00
Sunday Post£8,960.00
Scottish Evening Titles
Aberdeen Evening Express£18,847.00
Dundee Evening Telegraph£7,280.00
Edinburgh Evening News£21,469.00
Glasgow Evening Times£30,692.00
Local Press Titles
Aberdeen Independent£681.24
Aberdeen Press and Journal£43,178
Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser£2,750
Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser£681.24
Ardrossan and Salcoats Herald£5,065
Annandale Herald£681.24
Annandale Observer£681.24
Arbroath Herald£681.24
Arran Banner£681.24
Asian Extra£540
Ayr Advertiser£892
Ayrshire Post£3,392
Banffshire Journal£681.24
Barrhead News£681.24
Bellshill Speaker£681.24
Berwick Advertiser£600
Berwick Gazette£600
Berwickshire News and East Lothian Herald£1,281
Bishopbriggs Herald£681.24
Blairgowrie Advertiser£681.24
Boness Journal£681.24
Border Telegraph£681.24
Brechin Advertiser£681.24
Broughty Ferry Guide£681.24
Buchan Observer£681.24
Caithness Courier£681.24
Campbeltown Courier and Argyllshire Advertiser£681.24
Carluke Gazette£681.24
Carnoustie Gazette£681.24
Carrick Herald£892
Central Fife Times and Advertiser£681.24
Clydebank Post£681.24
Cumbernauld News£681.24
Cumnock Chronicle£1,573
Deeside Independent£681.24
Deeside/Donside Piper£681.24
Dumfries and Galloway Standard£5,985
Dunbarton and Lennox Herald£2,828
Dundee Courier £32,755
Dunfermline Press£4,007
East Fife Mail£681.24
East Kilbride News£2,750
East Lothian Courier£2,871
East Lothian News£681.24
Ellon Times and East Gordon Advertiser£681.24
Eastern Eye Scotland£1,200
Edinburgh Herald and Post£1,500
Falkirk Advertiser£2,367
Falkirk Herald£2,367
Fife Free Press£4,475
Fife and Kinross Extra£681.24
Fife Herald£681.24
Forfar Dispatch£681.24
Forres Gazette£681.24
Fraserburgh Herald£681.24
Galloway Gazette£681.24
Galloway News£681.24
Glasgow East News£681.24
Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra£681.24
Glenrothes Gazette£681.24
Greenock Telegraph£2,719.24
Highland News£681.24
Hamilton Advertiser£2,751
Hawick News£2,073
Helensburgh Advertiser£2,025
Inverness Courier£24,162
Iinverurie and Ellon Independent£681.24
Inverurie Herald£681.24
Irvine Herald£3,392
Irvine Times£892
John O’Groats Journal£681.24
Johnstone and Linwood Gazette£681.24
Kilmarnock Standard£3,392
Kilsyth Advertiser£681.24
Kilsythe Chronicle£681.24
Kincardineshire Observer£681.24
Kirkintilloch Herald£3,076
Kirriemuir Gazette£681.24
Lanark Gazette£681.24
Largs and Millport Weekly News£1,573
Linlithgowshire Journal and Gazette£681.24
Lochaber News£681.24
Lothian Times£681.24
Mearns Leader£681.24
Milngavie And Bearsden Herald£681.24
Moffat News£681.24
Montrose Review£681.24
Motherwell Times£681.24
Mussleburgh News£681.24
Mid Lothian Advertiser£1,601
Northern Midweek Extra£3,330
Northern Scot£2,153
Nairnshire News£681.24
North Star£681.24
Northern Times£681.24
Oban Times£2,459
Paisley and Renfrewshire Extra£1,833
Paisley Daily Express£2,112
Paisley People£681.24
Peebles Times£681.24
Peebleshire News£681.24
Perthshire Advertiser£681.24
Queensferry Gazette£681.24
Renfrew and Erskine Gazette£681.24
Renfrewshire World£681.24
Rosshire Herald£681.24
Rosshire Journal£681.24
Rutherglen Reformer£2,750.24
Selkirk Advertiser£1,392
St.Andrews Citizen£681.24
Stonehaven Independent£681.24
Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press£681.24
Strathearn Herald£681.24
Strathspeyand Badenoch Herald£681.24
Southern Reporter£3,069
Stirling Observer£3,331
Stornoway Gazette£7,022
The Glaswegian£7,216
The Orcadian£2,687
The Shetland Times£2,438
Troon and Prestwick Times£1,573
West Highland Free Press£1,692
West Lothian Courier£681.24
Wishaw Post£2,750
SNPA Local Press Column*£382,180
Overall Total£1,961,586.00

Note: *Contract with the Scottish Newspaper Proprietors Association (SNPA) for editorial columns in 118 local newspapers. SNPA pass on payments to their members.

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