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Daily Record building at Central Quay, Glasgow
The Daily Record is a Scottish tabloid newspaper based in Glasgow. It had a paid circulation in November 2012 of 253,500 (ABC). It is now outsold by its arch-rival the Scottish Sun which had a circulation of 286,000 in Scotland (ABC). Current circulation is far less than the all-time high of 743,000 achieved in 1983 when it enjoyed the second highest market saturation in the world.
The Daily Record was founded in 1895. The North British Daily Mail ceased publication in 1901 and was then incorporated into the Daily Record, which was renamed the Daily Record and Mail. Lord Kemsley bought the paper for £1 million in 1922, forming a controlling company known as Associated Scottish Newspapers Limited. Production was transferred from Renfield Lane to 67 Hope Street in 1926. In 1971 the Daily Record became the first European newspaper to be printed with run-of-paper colour, and was the first British national to introduce computer page make-up technology. It was purchased by Trinity Mirror in 1999, from the estate of Robert Maxwell.
Daily Record PM 
In August 2006, the paper launched afternoon editions in Glasgow and Edinburgh entitled Record PM. Both papers initially had a cover price of 15p, but in January 2007, it was announced that they would become freesheets, which are distributed on the streets of the city centres. It was simultaneously announced that new editions were to be released in Aberdeen and Dundee. The PM is no longer published by the Daily Record.
Political involvement 
The paper supports and has a close relationship with the Scottish Labour Party. The newspaper donated £10,000 to the Labour Party in 2007.
Nicknamed The Daily Ranger by soccer fans, the Tabloid opposes Scottish independence. On the day of the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, it ran a front-page editorial attacking the Scottish National Party.
The Daily Record, along with Brian Souter, spearheaded the "Keep the Clause" campaign which aimed to prevent the Scottish Parliament from repealing Section 28. This law prevented local authorities from promoting "the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship" in state schools. Section 28 was eventually repealed in Scotland in 2000 by 99 votes to 17 in the Scottish Parliament, and was repealed in England and Wales in 2003.
- 1998: Martin Clarke
- 2000: Peter Cox
- 2003: Bruce Waddell
See also 
- ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-20643803
- ^ 
- ^ Monopolies and mergers commission report, 1985
- ^ Trinity Mirror website, History page, http://www.trinitymirror.com/our-company/history/
- ^ Daily Record launches PM editions, Trinity Mirror, 22 August 2006
- ^ a b Daily Record PM drops cover price, BBC News, 5 January 2007
- ^ SNP steps up its borrowing despite big donations, The Herald, 22 August 2007
- ^ THINK ABOUT IT, Daily Record, 3 May 2007
- ^ Poll supports S28 retention, BBC News, 30 May 2000
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