The Ayrshire Post is a weekly Scottish local newspaper serving the community of South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire with local news, issues and sports coverage. The title was judged Scottish Weekly Newspaper of the Year in 2014 at the Scottish Press Awards. It was the first time an Ayrshire newspaper has won the award. The Ayrshire Post was founded in 1880 as a voice of Liberalism, in direct competition to existing Tory rival the Ayr Advertiser and the now defunct Ayr Observer and the more radical Ayrshire Express. Week in week out it challenges public authority who are not doing a good enough job for the people. There are separate editions for the Carrick area and for Troon. The paper is owned by the Trinity Mirror Group and is the biggest selling weekly title within the Media Scotland stable. The sale is the second highest of any weekly paper in Scotland and is headquartered in an historic office on Nile Court in Ayr town centre.