Rampant Scotland Directory!


Most Scottish National daily newspapers now have Web site versions but an increasing number of the regional publications are also providing on-line news about their local areas for Scots abroad. There is a separate page for Scottish-related Magazines.

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Rampant Scotland Newsletter

Written as part of this site, the Newsletter brings you a weekly update on news and events around Scotland. There is also an e-mail version to which you can subscribe.


This offering of the Scotsman daily newspaper carries articles from the printed version covering news, business, sport, magazine etc. There is even a full scale crossword.

The Edinburgh Evening News covers arts, leisure, people, shopping, education heritage and eating/drinking and sport in the capital as well as national news.

From the same stable, there is also Scotland on Sunday.

Herald and Evening Times

The (Glasgow) Herald now likes to be known as just the "Herald" to signify it covers the whole of Scotland. This electronic version provides a daily update on news, Sports Coverage and business plus a selection of feature articles. The Herald's sister paper the Evening Times also has an online version.

Sunday Herald is from the same stable as the daily newspaper. However, the Web pages of the Sunday Herald are intended to be an additional part of the paper, rather than just a Web version of the printed paper.

Daily Record and Sunday Mail

Definitely part of Scottish Kulture. Not only regular news reports but also majors on Sports Results

Aberdeen Press and Journal

The "P&J" has the current local news and articles on farming, golf, Aberdeen FC and the Highland League as well as gardening and antiques. The sister paper, the Evening Express is also available.

Aberdeen Evening Express

Latest local news, sport, lifestyle, photo gallery and video reports.

Argyllshire Advertiser

Local news stories, sport, farming, memory lane. News items relating to specific locations in the county have been abstracted from this paper and also from the Campbeltown Courier and Oban Times to provide easy access.

The Ballater Eagle

Local Ballater & Crathie Community Magazine which you can download in PDF format.

Banffshire Advertiser

Local news and views from the Buckie area in North-East Scotland.

Border Telegraph

The local newspaper for the central Borders, based in Galashiels and covering the other principal towns. Reporting on events and issues at the core of community life.

Buchan Observer

News, sport, what's on, jobs, property sales, announcements, video, local adverts covering the north-east corner of Scotland.

Caledonian Mercury

Independent, in-depth, colourful online journalism intended to give Scotland the journalism it deserves. Published weekly on the Web only, covering heritage, history, people and places, outdoors, entertainment, politics and technology.

Campbeltown Courier

Local news stories, sport, farming, memory lane. News items relating to specific locations in the county have been abstracted from this paper and also from the Argyllshire Advertiser and Oban Times to provide easy access.

Celtic Connection

A newspaper which provides a voice for the Celtic community in Vancouver, British Columbia with news, music, arts, mythology, folklore, sports and community topics.

Cumbernauld News

Local news, sport, What's On, jobs, car dealers, property sales and announcements, current weather.

D C Thomson Publications

There can be few Scots who have not read the publications printed by the Dundee-based company D C Thomson. From the "Dandy" and "Beano" comics to Sunday Post (where a recommendation for a remedy by the "Family Doc" can empty the shelves in the chemist shops by lunchtime on Monday) and the Weekly News (with its true life stories) their output has become part of the fabric of Scotland. The on-line versions include many of the long-time favourites - "The Doc" is there and the Weekly News has another form of quick acting tonic in the form of cartoons.

Another Thomson publications on the WWW is the Dundee Courier with weekly on-line extracts from the paper version, local property for sale, sport.

Dundee Evening Telegraph focuses on "what's on", restaurant reviews, local news, sport and celebrities.

Dundee Messenger

Web only publication by an enthusiastic designer and photographer focusing on local activities in the community, local history, "lifestyle" (including genealogy, recipes) plus entertainment and price comparisons.

Dunfermline Press

Local news, picture gallery, sport, what's on, jobs, clasified adverts.

Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard

local news, history, adverts and print services.

East Lothian Courier

If it's going on in East Lothian you'll find it in the Courier - the County's leading weekly newspaper reporting on events and issues at the core of community life. The only newspaper printed and published in East Lothian.

Falkirk Herald

Local news, sport, "what's on", auto sales, property sales etc.

Fish Update

Part of the Oban Times, providing a daily update of dep sea fishing, aquaculture and fish processing news.

Forres Gazette

Covering the Forres, Kinloss, Findhorn and Dallas area with local news stories, sport, "what's on", day's out, explore the Highlands, travel and transport, fil trailers - and the items in the printed edition not included in the on-line version

Galloway Gazette

Galloway Gazette and Stranraer News, the Voice of South West of Scotland since 1870 covering the whole of Galloway from Stranraer to Castle Douglas and everything in between.

Glasgow Southsiders

Covers Gorbals, Kinning Park, Cardonald, Govan, Govanhill, Shawlands, Cathcart and Mount Florida. But in March 2014 it had not been updated since June 2005....

Greenock Telegraph

Local news and events from the bustling town on the Clyde estuary.

Highland News Group

Highland News Group's are Web versions of the printed Highland News, North Star and Lochaber News. The biggest-selling weekly in the Highlands.


This is an umbrella organisation responsible for publishing a wide range of local newspapers. The web versions of these papers allow people around the world to keep in touch with local news and sport and special features. And if you have only just come across a local paper of interest, don't overlook the archive section. The papers available are:


The Independent Newspaper for Islay and Jura. Additional information is available on the Isle of Islayand Isle of Jura websites.

Inverness Courier

The capital of the Highlands - and these days, designated a city, the paper covers news items, what's on, ideas for days out in the area and in the Highlands, list of companies providing services in the north.

John O' Groats Journal

Brief extracts from local stories published in the printed version.

Johnston Press

This is the Scottish section of a newspaper group publishing local papers around Britain. The online papers in the group in Scotland are:

Northern Scot Files

The Northern Scot is an on-line newspaper for Scots both home and abroad providing both current and archived items.

Northern Times

The only newspaper focusing on Sutherland - news items, sport, what's on, days out, travel and transport, film trailers

Oban Times

Local news stories, sport, farming, memory lane, flashback photos. News items relating to specific locations in the county have been abstracted from this paper and also from the Argyllshire Advertiser and Campbeltown Courier to provide easy access.


"Serving Orkney since 1854" with news, weather bookshop and digital editions of "Living Orkney", Islander 2013, Ba' Magazine and photo archive. There is even a mobile app to download.

Peeblesshire News

The local newspaper covers a wide range of sports, news, views and reviews - from local politics to festivals - in the Tweeddale area of the Scottish Borders.

Piper On-Line

Internet edition of Deeside's weekly newspaper.

Scottish Banner

Web version of the largest Scottish newspaper outside of Scotland itself, and now in its 22nd year of communicating with expatriate Scots and Scots descendants.

Shetland Daily

News from Scotland's most northerly islands provides newsfeeds from Shetland Times, BBC News (NE Scotland, Orkney, Shetland), Aberdeen Press & Journal, Scotsman, Creative Scotland, Fishupdate.com and the Orcadian.

Shetland Fishing News

An on-line version - "the first fishing paper in the UK on the Net" -of the printed Shetland Fishing News, there is a wealth of information on catching, processing and farming fish plus up to date news and shipping weather forecasts. As the SFN has been around for a long time , they have also included features on fishing history and pictures from the past.

Shetland Times

Established in 1872 and online since 1996 with news, sport, features, weather, local directory and what's on.

Stornoway Gazette

Covering the Outer Hebrides and reporting on local news, sport, what's on, auto sales, property sales etc.

Stranraer & Wigtonshire Free Press

Front page news, sport, births, deaths and marriages for the sout-west corner of Scotland

Strathspey and Badenoch Herald

Based in Grantown-on-Spey and Kingussie and providing news, sport, what's on, places to visit, Cairngorm webcams to check conditions on the mountains.

West Highland Free Press

Isle of Skye and Western Isles in the Gaelic and English.

West Lothian Courier

A Web site dealing with news about Livingston, Bathgate, Armadale, Broxburn, Linlithgow and Whitburn and the businesses operating in the area. Linlithgow News provides a similar service, focused on the historic town.

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Where else would you like to go in Scotland?

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