Sunday Mail (Scotland)

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Sunday Mail
Front page on 10 April 2016, reporting on Scottish figures named in the Panama Papers
TypeSunday newspaper
Owner(s)Trinity Mirror
HeadquartersGlasgow, Scotland
Circulation145,757 (as of November 2017)[1]

The Sunday Mail is a Scottish tabloid newspaper published every Sunday. It is the sister paper of the Daily Record and is owned by Trinity Mirror.


The newspaper places a strong emphasis on family values and it is well known for its campaigning journalism and hard-hitting investigations.

In September 1999, when Editor Jim Cassidy was sacked, the paper's circulation was 767,000. Its nearest rival was the Scottish edition of the News of the World which sold around 350,000 copies at that time.[2]

As of December 2016, the Sunday Mail had a circulation of 172,513.[3] This decreased to 166,195 as of February 2017,[4] 159,880 as of April 2017 [5] and 152,892 as of July 2017.[6]

It should not be confused with The Mail on Sunday; the Daily Mail was unable to use the title Sunday Mail when it launched a Sunday edition in 1982 because of the Scottish paper.


1973: Clive Sandground
1981: Endell Laird
1988: Noel Young
1991: Jim Cassidy[7]
1999: Peter Cox[8]
2000: Allan Rennie[9]
2009: Jim Wilson[10]
2016: Brendan McGinty

News editor[edit]

  • Derek Alexander

Current news and features journalists[edit]

  • Norman Silvester
  • Craig McDonald
  • John Ferguson (Political Editor)
  • Julie-Anne Barnes
  • Heather Greenaway

Former news and features journalists[edit]

  • Marion Scott
  • Charles Lavery
  • Andrew Gold
  • Angus McLeod (political editor) [11]
  • Russell Findlay
  • Brian Lironi (political editor)
  • John Nairn
  • Bill Aitken
  • Alex Scotland
  • Steve Dinneen
  • Jamie Livingstone
  • Noreen Barr
  • Andy Sannholm
  • Suzie Cormack
  • Victoria Raimes
  • Archie McKay

Gavin Goodwin

  • Nick Hunter (Assistant Editor)
  • John Finlayson

Former columnists[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ABCs: Increased bulks help Telegraph become only UK newspaper to increase circulation in November". Press Gazette. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Sunday Mail's 'secret shame'". 20 September 1999 – via The Guardian.
  3. ^ "Print ABCs: Seven UK national newspapers losing print sales at more than 10 per cent year on year". Press Gazette. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  4. ^ (PDF) Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  7. ^ "Sunday Mail's 'secret shame'". 20 September 1999 – via The Guardian.
  8. ^ "Cox new editor at The Daily Record".
  9. ^ "Allan Rennie – Speakers for Schools".
  10. ^ "Sunday Mail editor steps down - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage".
  11. ^ Gow, David (12 October 2014). "Angus Macleod obituary" – via The Guardian.

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