The Inverness Courier

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The Inverness Courier
Type Bi-weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Scottish Provincial Press
Editor David Bourn
Founded 1817
Headquarters New Century House, Inverness
Circulation (Tue): 9,627; (Fri): 13,255 (as of 2014)[1]
ISSN 0020-9929
OCLC number 500156504
Website www.inverness-courier.co.uk

The Inverness Courier is a local, bi-weekly newspaper, published each Tuesday and Friday in Inverness, Highland, Scotland.[2] It reports on issues in Inverness and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. It is the longest, continually running local newspaper covering the area.[3]

History[edit]

The first issue of The Inverness Courier and General Advertiser for the Counties of Inverness, Ross, Moray, Nairn, Cromarty, Sutherland and Caithness appeared on 4 Dec 1817. The first editors were Mr John and Mrs Johnstone until 1824. Mrs Christian Isobel Johnstone produced the widely acclaimed Meg Dod’s Cookery Book.[4][5]

Dr Robert Carruthers[6] was editor from April 1828 till his death in 1878,[7] when his son Walter Carruthers took over until his death in 1885. He was succeeded by James Barron. Walter Carruthers and James Barron were co-founders of Inverness Field Club in 1875. In Feb 1919 Dr Evan Macleod Barron became editor, who was the author of The Scottish War of Independence. His niece Eveline Barron became deputy editor in 1952, succeeding him as editor in April 1965.[8][9] The current editor is David Bourn.[10]

In May 1933, The Inverness Courier published the first report of the Loch Ness monster.[11] A Courier correspondent, Alexander Campbell, had told of the strange sighting to then editor Evan Barron, who is said to have replied that it must be a monster.[8]

Today[edit]

The Inverness Courier is published by Scottish Provincial Press,[12] which publishes several weekly newspapers in the Highland council area of Scotland.

In 2014, The Inverness Courier was named the Highlands and Islands newspaper of the year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Media Scotland: Scots local newspaper circulations". 7 June 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Inverness Courier | Home". inverness-courier.co.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Highland history and culture". Am Baile. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Meg Dod's Cookery Book". St Andrews University. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  5. ^ The Hub of the Highlands: The Book of Inverness and District. The Centenary Volume of Inverness Field Club 1875–1975, Inverness Field Club 1975, p. 295.
  6. ^ "Robert Carruthers". Am Baile. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Scotch News". The Motreal Daily Witness. 20 June 1878. p. 14. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Scooping Nessie from the loch". The Glasgow Herald. 5 December 1967. p. 10. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  9. ^ The Hub of the Highlands: The Book of Inverness and District. The Centenary Volume of Inverness Field Club 1875–1975, Inverness Field Club 1975, pp. 294-299.
  10. ^ "Inverness Courier editor". Inverness Courier. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  11. ^ The Hub of the Highlands: The Book of Inverness and District. The Centenary Volume of Inverness Field Club 1875–1975, Inverness Field Club 1975, p. 298.
  12. ^ "Scottish Provincial Press". Scottish Provincial Press. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

"Miscellanea Invernessiana: with a bibliography of Inverness newspapers and periodicals, by John Noble; bibliography by William MacKay. Published Stirling, Eneas Mackay 1902.". Highlife Highland. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

"The Northern Highlands in the nineteenth century: newspaper index and annals, by James Barron. Published Inverness (Scotland) : R. Carruthees (i.e. Carruthers) & Sons 1903.". Highlife Highland. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

"A Highland newspaper: the first hundred and fifty years of the Inverness Courier, 1817-1967, by Robert Carruthers. Published Inverness (Scotland) : Robert Carruthers 1969.". Highlife Highland. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

The Hub of the Highlands: The Book of Inverness and District. The Centenary Volume of Inverness Field Club 1875–1975, Inverness Field Club 1975.

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