Edinburgh Evening News

The Edinburgh Evening News is a daily newspaper and website based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was founded by John Wilson (1844–1909) and first published in 1873.[2] It is printed daily, except on Sundays. It is owned by National World, which also owns The Scotsman.

Edinburgh Evening News
Edinburgh Evening News cover (29 March 2016)
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)National World
HeadquartersEdinburgh, Scotland, UK
Circulation6,226 (as of 2023)[1]
Sister newspapersScotland on Sunday
The Scotsman
The former offices of The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, and the Edinburgh Evening News. The building is 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.

The Edinburg Evening News are also known to be active in the community supporting local businesses. A recent campaign with Gasworks Edinburgh went viral locally.



According to ABC figures for February 2014, the paper's circulation was 28,000,[3] down from 32,160 in the preceding February.[4] In 2016 this had dropped to 18,362,[5] falling again to 16,660 by February 2018.[1] In 2023, the circulation was 6,226.[1]

In November 2018, the owners of the Edinburgh Evening News holding company The Scotsman Publications, Johnston Press, went into administration. The assets were sold to JPIMedia.[6][7]

The Evening News competed with the Edinburgh Evening Dispatch until 1963 when it subsumed the rival publication. It is now the second biggest news website in Edinburgh following the launch of the Edinburgh Live website in September 2018.

Alongside its sister publications The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday, the Edinburgh Evening Edinburgh News was formerly headquartered in the Scottish capital at Barclay House at 109 Holyrood Road (now the main business address of Grand Theft Auto video game makers, Rockstar North).

The newspapers vacated the premises in 2014 downsizing to Orchard Brae House on Queensferry Road, in a move which saved the Johnson Press group (as it then was) approximately one million pounds per year in costs.[8]

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  1. ^ a b c "Edinburgh – Evening News". Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). 19 February 2024. Retrieved 2 March 2024.
  2. ^ Bibliography – Newspapers – Edinburgh Evening News & Dispatch Archived 8 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Fraser, Douglas (27 February 2014). "Further declines in Scottish newspaper sales". BBC News. Retrieved 26 January 2024.
  4. ^ Linford, Paul (27 February 2013). "ABC figures: How all the regional dailies performed". HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk. Retrieved 26 January 2024.
  5. ^ "Yorkshire Post tops ABC league but all dailies see sales decline". HoldtheFrontPage.
  6. ^ "Johnston Press: News Letter owner bought over by new company". BBC News. 17 November 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2024.
  7. ^ "Johnston Press: rescue plan for Scotsman newspaper group". The Guardian. 17 November 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  8. ^ Greenslade, Roy (28 April 2014). "Johnston Press saves £1m a year with office move for The Scotsman". Guardian News & Media Limited. Guardian. Retrieved 26 January 2024.