DC Thomson newspaper title, The Courier, today celebrates its bicentenary.
The Courier newspaper launched on 20th September 1816, and in its bicentenary year secured the accolade of UK Regional Newspaper of the Year.
Throughout its 200 year history, The Courier has served the community of Dundee and has always been printed in its home city. The paper now has multiple regional editions covering Angus & The Mearns, Perth & Kinross, and Fife.
Richard Neville, Editor, said, “What has remained constant throughout the last 200 years is the papers role as a seeker of information and news from its communities, and it is they who have shaped the content of The Courier.
“As a team we are immensely proud to be able to produce a special supplement today to mark the bicentenary and the paper is in good health to continue forward for the next 200 years.”
This special 48-page supplement marking the milestone was given away in today’s birthday edition, and a book detailing the history of the newspaper has also been published to mark the event.
Artefacts illustrating the 200-year story of the newspaper will be displayed at the AK Bell Library in Perth from this weekend. The exhibition, running until November, will bring together 200 years of archives and take the paper’s story from the inky ‘hot-metal’ days of past centuries to the leading edge of today’s publishing industry.
The Courier is on sale Monday to Saturday, priced at 85p.