Dumfries & Galloway Standard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dumfries & Galloway Standard
Dumfries and Galloway Standard.jpg
Type Twice weekly
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Scottish & Universal Newspapers Limited
Founded 1853
Language English
Headquarters Dumfries
Website www.dgstandard.co.uk

The Dumfries & Galloway Standard is a tabloid newspaper primarily serves Dumfries and the surrounding towns and villages such as Thornhill, Sanquhar, Lockerbie and Annan. But it also covers Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Gretna and news in Wigtownshire such as in the town of Stranraer. Its sister paper is the Galloway News which covers the Galloway area more in depth with Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Dalbeattie the three main towns in its patch. Both are owned by Scottish & Universal Newspapers Limited, also known as the Trinity Mirror. The Standard, as it is colloquially known, was established in 1853 and prints twice weekly on a Wednesday and a Friday. It was the 2003 regional newspaper of the year.[1] It was named Weekly Newspaper of the Year in Scotland by the Newspaper Society in 2007 and also won Scottish Weekly Newspaper of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards in May 2010.


  1. ^ "Scottish titles win prizes". HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk. 2003-05-12. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 

External links[edit]