Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard

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Dunoon Observer
and Argyllshire Standard
Dunoon Observer front page.jpg
A front page from 6 November 2015
Owner(s)Argyll Media Ltd.[1]
EditorGorden Neish
Founded25 March 1871; 148 years ago (1871-03-25)
HeadquartersJohn Street,

The Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard is a weekly tabloid newspaper serving the Cowal Peninsula area of Argyll and Bute, in western Scotland. It is edited and printed in Dunoon, and is known locally as the Standard. The newspaper is owned by Argyll Media Ltd. It was published by E&R Inglis Ltd. until 2015, when the owners, Marion and John Carmichael, decided to retire.[2] It had been in the Inglis family for 144 years.


Founded on 25 March 1871 in nearby Sandbank by William Inglis, Sr.,[3][4] who was editor and proprietor, it moved to Dunoon for the first time in 1906, where it remained until 1985. That year its printing was moved to Oban, where it was printed alongside The Oban Times. It returned to Dunoon in 1991. The newspaper currently has a circulation of around 5,500.

In 2015, upon the retirement of the Carmichaels, the newspaper was purchased by Argyll Media Ltd. Printing will continue to be done from Dunoon, with full colour being used for the first time.[5]


  1. ^ "NEW OWNERS FOR YOUR LOCAL PAPER" - Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard, 6 November 2015
  2. ^ "THE END OF AN ERA" - Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard, 30 October 2015
  3. ^ "History of the Dunoon Observer". Dunoon-observer.com. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  4. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LzY-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=BksMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3652,3916702&dq=dunoon+observer&hl=en
  5. ^ "Publisher change at Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard" - FeaturesExec.com, 13 November 2015

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