Regional ABC breakdown for Wales, Scotland and NI

Every daily newspaper in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland saw their sales decline in the second half of 2011, according to the latest figures from ABC.

Just two newspapers in Wales increased circulation in the last six months of 2012, the Wales on Sunday (up 0.2 per cent to 28,662) and the Weekly Argus, which was up 3.2 per cent to 19,814.

Trinity Mirror Celtic Newspaper series, which has been by a series of editorial cutbacks in recent years, were among the worst-performing newspapers in the UK. The Rhondda Leader was down 19.3 per cent to 7,055, the Cynon Valley Leader fell 18.4 per cent to 5,540, the Gwent Gazette was down 18.3 per cent to 5,373, the Glamorgan Gazette fell 16.8 per cent to 13,677 and the Pontypridd Llantrisant Observer fell 16.7 per cent to 6,067.

In Scotland the Dundee Evening Telegraph was the best performing daily (down 1.8 per cent to 22,904), followed by the Dundee Courier & Advertiser (down 5.2 per cent to 59,754, while the Aberdeen Press & Journal continues to have the highest circulation (66,781).

Northern Ireland’s three daily newspapers all saw circulation decline between July to September 2011. The Ulster News Letter was the best performing, down 4.7 per cent to 22,548.

ABC Circulation figures for regional newspaper in Wales

Name of title, total circulation, percentage change year-on-year

Dailies

  • Cardiff – South Wales Echo – Evening : 31,009 ; -8.1%
  • Daily Post (Wales) : 30,606 ; -4.2%
  • The Leader (Wrexham, Flintshire & Chester) : 15,497 ; -11.6%
  • South Wales Argus – Evening : 22,314 ; -6.0%
  • South Wales Evening Post : 38,364 ; -6.4%
  • Wales – The Western Mail – Morning : 25,898 ; -5.8%

Non-Dailies

  • Barry & District News : 5,227 ; -8.8%
  • Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald : 10,962 ; -7.5%
  • Campaign Caerphilly, Ystrad Mynach & Bargoed : 28,566 ; -2.4%
  • Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser : 6,719 ; -4.4%
  • Carmarthen Journal : 16,408 ; -10.9%
  • County Times and Express : 15,081 ; -2.1%
  • Cynon Valley Leader : 5,540 ; -18.4%
  • Denbighshire Free Press : 6,581 ; -3.4%
  • The Flintshire Standard : 21,878 ; -3.5%
  • Free Press – Monmouth : 6,115 ; -7.5%
  • Glamorgan Gazette : 13,677 ; -16.8%
  • Gwent Gazette : 5,373 ; -18.3%
  • Llanelli Star : 12,996 ; -5.5%
  • Merthyr Express : 10,727 ; -13.8%
  • Milford & West Wales Mercury : 3,515 ; -3.9%
  • North Wales Chronicle : 30,010 ; -1.1%
  • North Wales Pioneer : 25,142 ; -0.2%
  • North Wales Weekly News : 12,816 ; -9.3%
  • Penarth Times : 4,979 ; -5.7%
  • Pontypridd & Llantrisant Observer : 6,067 ; -16.7%
  • Rhondda Leader : 7,055 ; -19.3%
  • The Rhyl, Prestatyn & Abergele Journal : 28,229 ; -2.3%
  • South Wales Guardian : 5,837 ; -7.7%
  • Wales on Sunday : 28,662 ; 0.2%
  • Weekly Argus : 19,814 ; 3.2%
  • Western Telegraph : 19,582 ; -8.7%
  • Wrexham Leader : 32,384 ; -2.6%

ABC Circulation figures for regional newspaper in Scotland

Name of title, total circulation, percentage change year-on-year

Dailies

  • Aberdeen – Evening Express : 44,038 ; -10.6%
  • Aberdeen – Press & Journal : 67,781 ; -6.9%
  • Dundee Courier & Advertiser : 59,754 ; -5.2%
  • Dundee Evening Telegraph : 22,904 ; -1.8%
  • Edinburgh – Evening News : 37,250 ; -11.2%
  • Glasgow – Evening Times : 49,096 ; -9.5%
  • Greenock Telegraph : 13,913 ; -5.5%
  • Paisley Daily Express : 7,137 ; -7.6%

Non-dailies

  • Aberdeen Citizen : 52,893 ; -21.2%
  • Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser : 12,858 ; -8.1%
  • Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser : 7,938 ; 8.8%
  • Annandale Herald : 2,801 ; -2.5%
  • Annandale Observer : 5,877 ; -1.3%
  • The Arbroath Herald (inc Broughty Ferry, Carnoustie, Monifieth Guide & Gazette) : 8,573 ; -5.5%
  • Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald : 11,040 ; -6.0%
  • Arran Banner : 3,093 ; -3.6%
  • Ayr Advertiser : 3,409 ; -2.3%
  • Ayrshire Post : 21,427 ; -8.8%
  • Banffshire Journal : 4,643 ; -1.2%
  • Berwick Advertiser : 6,317 ; -10.1%
  • Berwickshire News & East Lothian Herald : 4,790 ; -8.6%
  • Blairgowrie Advertiser : 2,171 ; -3.0%
  • Border Telegraph : 3,502 ; -5.1%
  • Brechin Advertiser : 2,513 ; -7.7%
  • The Buchan Observer : 5,821 ; -8.1%
  • The Buteman : 2,761 ; -3.2%
  • Caithness Courier : 5,964 ; -4.6%
  • Campbeltown Courier & Argyllshire Advertiser : 6,473 ; -3.2%
  • Carrick Gazette : 2,102 ; -10.6%
  • Central Fife Times & Advertiser : 5,340 ; -6.3%
  • Clydebank Post : 9,932 ; -0.7%
  • Cumbernauld News & Kilsyth Chronicle : 7,791 ; -13.6%
  • Cumnock Chronicle : 6,213 ; -3.3%
  • Deeside Piper : 5,169 ; -5.3%
  • Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter : 3,745 ; 0.8%
  • Dumfries & Galloway Standard (Fri) : 13,042 ; -8.2%
  • Dumfries & Galloway Standard (Wed) : 7,639 ; -10.3%
  • Dumfries Courier : 22,341 ; 0.1%
  • Dunfermline Press & West of Fife Advertiser : 15,572 ; -2.9%
  • East Fife Mail : 9,279 ; -8.2%
  • East Kilbride News : 9,053 ; -8.4%
  • East Lothian Courier : 12,526 ; 1.6%
  • East Lothian News : 3,487 ; -5.5%
  • The Ellon Times and Inverurie Herald : 2,928 ; -8.6%
  • The Extra, Glasgow South & Eastwood : 29,988 ; -0.3%
  • Falkirk & Grangemouth Advertiser : 34,352 ; -24.7%
  • Falkirk Herald : 22,471 ; -6.6%
  • Fife & Kinross Extra : 26,101 ; -3.2%
  • Fife Free Press : 13,955 ; -0.4%
  • Fife Herald News & St. Andrews Citizen : 10,986 ; -8.4%
  • Fife Leader : 43,515 ; 1.6%
  • Forfar Dispatch : 4,350 ; -7.9%
  • Forres Gazette : 3,016 ; -8.7%
  • The Fraserburgh Herald : 4,462 ; -8.3%
  • The Galloway Gazette : 4,473 ; -8.5%
  • The Galloway News : 7,401 ; -5.9%
  • Glenrothes Gazette : 4,895 ; -11.1%
  • Hamilton Advertiser : 17,964 ; -7.7%
  • Hawick News and Scottish Border Chronicle : 5,094 ; -4.2%
  • Helensburgh Advertiser : 5,295 ; -2.1%
  • Herald & Post, West Lothian : 31,817 ; -24.8%
  • Highland News : 7,158 ; -7.7%
  • Inverness Courier (Fri) : 13,255 ; -7.9%
  • Inverness Courier (Tue) : 9,627 ; -8.4%
  • The Inverness Herald : 15,178 ; -0.8%
  • Irvine Herald and Kilwinning Chronicle : 8,192 ; -7.7%
  • Irvine Times : 2,797 ; -1.9%
  • John O’Groat Journal : 7,523 ; -4.2%
  • Kilmarnock Standard (Ayrshire Weekly News and Irvine Valley News) : 14,513 ; -6.9%
  • Kirkintilloch Herald : 9,750 ; -0.6%
  • Lanark & Carluke Gazette : 9,325 ; -9.7%
  • Largs & Millport Weekly News : 4,835 ; -6.6%
  • Lennox Herald : 9,147 ; -3.9%
  • Linlithgowshire Journal & Gazette : 7,137 ; -7.2%
  • Lochaber News : 2,877 ; -6.5%
  • Mearns Leader and Kincardineshire Observer : 4,120 ; -4.9%
  • Midlothian Advertiser : 6,065 ; -5.2%
  • Milngavie & Bearsden Herald : 5,245 ; -5.4%
  • Moffat News : 1,019 ; -5.4%
  • Montrose Review : 4,071 ; -6.3%
  • Motherwell Times & Bellshill Speaker : 11,322 ; -6.4%
  • North Star : 4,240 ; -9.7%
  • Northern Scot : 15,358 ; -7.6%
  • Northern Scot Mid Week Extra : 21,224 ; 0.4%
  • Northern Times : 4,393 ; -3.6%
  • Oban Times : 14,768 ; -4.8%
  • Orcadian : 9,488 ; 2.3%
  • Paisley & Renfrewshire Gazette : 6,937 ; -9.0%
  • Paisley People : 4,538 ; 14.9%
  • Peeblesshire News : 4,563 ; -4.1%
  • Perthshire Advertiser (Fri) : 12,126 ; -8.8%
  • Perthshire Advertiser (Tue) : 6,224 ; -9.2%
  • Ross-shire Journal : 8,121 ; -6.9%
  • Rutherglen Reformer : 3,415 ; -5.4%
  • Southern Reporter : 14,373 ; -8.0%
  • Stirling News incorporating Alloa and Hillfoots Weekender : 17,389 ; 0.3%
  • Stirling Observer (Fri) : 3,236 ; -6.8%
  • Stirling Observer (Wed) : 7,718 ; -8.5%
  • Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser : 10,288 ; -5.5%
  • Stranraer & Wigtownshire Free Press : 7,424 ; -2.3%
  • Strathearn Herald : 2,111 ; -4.9%
  • Strathspey & Badenoch Herald : 4,565 ; -1.7%
  • West Highland Free Press : 8,065 ; -2.0%
  • The West Lothian Courier : 12,375 ; -11.1%
  • Wishaw Press : 7,045 ; -11.1%

ABC Circulation figures for regional newspaper in Northern Ireland

Name of title, total circulation, percentage change year-on-year

Dailies

  • Belfast Telegraph : 53,771 ; -8.1%
  • Irish News – Morning : 41,932 ; -5.2%
  • Ulster – News Letter : 22,548 ; -4.7%

Non-dailies

  • Andersonstown News : 10,755 ; -11.0%
  • Ballymena Times : 3,437 ; -6.2%
  • Banbridge Chronicle : 4,367 ; -10.1%
  • Belfast News : 29,150 ; -39.5%
  • Coleraine Times : 6,749 ; -5.4%
  • Community Telegraph East Belfast : 33,533 ; 0.3%
  • Community Telegraph North Belfast : 24,243 ; 3.8%
  • Community Telegraph North Down & Ards : 24,748 ; 5.1%
  • Community Telegraph South Belfast : 22,343 ; 2.2%
  • County Derry Post : 4,757 ; -1.1%
  • County Down Spectator : 8,741 ; -2.5%
  • Derry Journal (Fri) : 16,721 ; -8.0%
  • Derry Journal (Tue) : 14,381 ; -9.3%
  • Derry News – Monday : 6,035 ; 1.7%
  • Derry News – Thursday : 5,919 ; 1.0%
  • Down Recorder : 9,699 ; -4.9%
  • Fermanagh Herald : 12,810 ; -4.2%
  • Impartial Reporter : 13,472 ; 2.9%
  • Larne Times : 8,274 ; -7.5%
  • The Leader : 3,400 ; -3.1%
  • Lisburn Echo : 13,825 ; -22.7%
  • Londonderry Sentinel : 4,056 ; -8.9%
  • Lurgan Mail : 6,921 ; -6.7%
  • Mid Ulster Mail : 7,987 ; -7.7%
  • Mourne Observer : 10,340 ; -4.6%
  • Newry Reporter : 11,495 ; -7.4%
  • Newtownards Chronicle & County Down Observer : 8,483 ; -4.4%
  • Newtownards Spectator : 640 ; -8.3%
  • North Belfast News : 4,199 ; -5.4%
  • Portadown Times : 8,996 ; -6.1%
  • Strabane Chronicle : 5,256 ; -3.8%
  • Sunday Life : 54,004 ; -0.8%
  • Sunday Journal : 2,557 ; -1.6%
  • Tyrone Herald : 6,785 ; -0.8%
  • Tyrone Times : 3,407 ; -6.9%
  • Ulster Herald : 11,605 ; -4.2%
  • Ulster Star : 7,703 ; -5.9%

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