The Herald (Glasgow)

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"The Lighthouse", Charles Mackintosh's Glasgow Herald building
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"The Lighthouse", Charles Mackintosh's Glasgow Herald building

The Herald is a broadsheet newspaper published Monday to Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland.

The paper is the world's oldest continuously-published English-language newspaper, first published in 1783 as the Glasgow Advertiser, from Duncan's Land, Gibson's Wynd, Glasgow. Its first editor was John Mennons.

In 1802 it became the Herald and Advertiser, changing to Glasgow Herald in 1805. It became a daily in 1859. In 1868 publication moved to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh building in Mitchell Street. The building is now the Lighthouse, an arts and design centre.

In 1964, publishers George Outram were bought by Sir Hugh Fraser. Ownership was then acquired in 1979 by Tiny Rowland's Lonhro.

On 19th July 1980 the paper moved to offices in Albion Street, a black-fronted building modelled after the Black Lubyanka building of the Daily Express in London's Fleet Street.

The paper became The Herald on 3rd February 1992. A management buy-out in May 1992 created Caledonian Newspapers, later purchased by Scottish Television in 1996. After the purchase the TV group renamed itself Scottish Media Group.

The title was redesigned and relaunched in the "New Era" relaunch of 11th May 1998. A partner Sunday paper, the Sunday Herald, was launched in 1999.

The Herald is owned by Newsquest (a division of Gannett), which acquired it with the purchase of the publishing arm of the Scottish Media Group in 2003 in a highly controversial 216m sale.

It is Scotland's best-selling national broadsheet. The current editor is Mark Douglas-Home, nephew of the late Sir Alec Douglas-Home.

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