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The Edinburgh Evening News is a local newspaper based in Edinburgh, Scotland, that was founded by John Wilson (1844–1909) and first published in 1873.[1] It is printed daily, except on Sundays. It is owned by Johnston Press, which also owns The Scotsman.

Edinburgh Evening News
Edinburgh Evening News cover (29 March 2016)
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Johnston Press
Founded 1873
Headquarters Orchard Brae House, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh
Circulation 18,362
Sister newspapers Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman
The former offices of The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, and the Edinburgh Evening News. The building is located on Holyrood Road, Edinburgh.

Much of the content of the Evening News concerns local issues such as transport, health, the local council and crime in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The paper has a significant number of journalists covering sport, with a dedicated reporter assigned to each of the city's football teams, Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian.

According to ABC figures for February 2014, the paper's circulation was 28,000,[2] down from 32,160 in the preceding February.[3] In 2016 this had dropped to 18,362 [4], falling again to 16,660 by February 2018[5].

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  1. ^ Bibliography - Newspapers - Edinburgh Evening News & Dispatch Archived 8 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Fraser, Douglas (27 February 2014). "Further declines in Scottish newspaper sales". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Linford, Paul (27 February 2013). "ABC figures: How all the regional dailies performed". Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Yorkshire Post tops ABC league but all dailies see sales decline". HoldtheFrontPage. 
  5. ^ "ABC Edinburgh Evening News". Retrieved 19 April 2018. 

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