Ayrshire Post

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Ayrshire Post
Type Weekly
Format Local
Owner(s) Trinity Mirror
Editor Cheryl McEvoy[1]
Founded 1880
Headquarters Ayr, Scotland
Website http://www.ayrshirepost.net/

The Ayrshire Post is a weekly Scottish local newspaper serving the communities of East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire with local news, issues and sports coverage. The Ayrshire Post primarily serves the towns of Ayr and Prestwick and their surrounding communities. 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.

The title was judged Scottish Weekly Newspaper of the Year in 2014 at the Scottish Press Awards.[2] It was the first time an Ayrshire newspaper has won the award.

There are separate editions for Irvine,[3] Kilmarnock,[4] Troon and the district of Carrick.[5]

The paper is owned by the Trinity Mirror Group and is the biggest selling weekly title within the Media Scotland stable. As of 2012, it had a circulation of 20,000, approximately the same as in 1939[6] and a 10% decline[7] from 2011's circulation of 23,493.[8]


  1. ^ "Media Scotland appoints new editors". 21 March 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Daily Record and Sunday Mail win five coveted gongs at Scottish Press Awards". 24 April 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Irvine". Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kilmarnock". Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Turvill, William. "Trinity Mirror launches new Troon edition of Ayrshire Post". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  6. ^ MacDougall, Ian (7 November 2013). Voices of Scottish Journalists: Recollections of 22 Scottish Journalists of Their Life and Work (Google eBook). Google eBook. 
  7. ^ "Sharp fall in city evening newspaper sales". 29 August 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "ABC figures: How the UK’s weekly newspapers fared". 23 February 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 

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