Aberdeen Journals

Aberdeen Journals Ltd. is a newspaper publisher based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Aberdeen Journals Ltd
IndustryPublishing and Printing of Newspapers
FoundedSeptember 1928
HeadquartersAberdeen, Scotland, UK
ProductsAberdeen Citizen
Evening Express
The Press and Journal

The company publishes the Press and Journal, the Evening Express, the Aberdeen Citizen and Scot-Ads newspapers. It was owned by Northcliffe Newspapers Group, which is owned by Daily Mail & General Trust from 1995 until 2006, when Aberdeen Journals was sold to Dundee based D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.

Aberdeen Journals is owned by DC Thomson & Co Ltd. It is based at Lang Stracht, Mastrick, Aberdeen and produces the following titles: The Press and Journal, Evening Express, Aberdeen Citizen, Scot-Ads. DC Thomson & Co Ltd was founded in 1905. It has almost 2,000 employees. Head Office in Dundee plus offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Manchester and London Produces more than 200 million magazines, newspapers and comics each year, such as The Courier, The Evening Telegraph, Sunday Post, the Weekly News and Beano.

The Press and Journal was first published as a weekly title on 29 December 1747 and was known as The Aberdeen's Journal. It was published on a weekly basis for 128 years until August 1876, when it became a daily newspaper. In November 1922, the paper was renamed The Aberdeen Press & Journal when its parent firm joined forces with the Free Press. The Press & Journal, often called the P&J, is a daily morning regional newspaper. It is printed 6 days a week as a compact.[1] The Press & Journal produces 6 geographic editions.

Daily readership – 138,000[2] Weekly readership – 287,000[2] Circulation – 67,781 (July-Dec 2011, 99,1% paid)[3]

The current editor of the Press and Journal is Frank O’Donnell.

The Evening Express is a daily local evening newspaper which was first published in November 1879.

The current editor for the Evening Express is Craig Walker.


  1. ^ http://www.thedrum.com/news/2011/12/02/press-and-journal-will-go-fully-compact-size-early-next-year
  2. ^ a b Base: 634,000 adults in the Press and Journal survey area. Source: Ipsos Media CT 2010
  3. ^ "ABC figures: The Press and Journal" (PDF). HoldTheFrontPage. UK. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2012.