First Edition of the Edinburgh-Based Scotsman Newspaper, Published

  • January 25, 1817

The Scotsman is a Scottish compact newspaper and daily news website headquartered in Edinburgh. First established as a radical political paper in 1817, it began daily publication in 1855 and remained a broadsheet until August 2004. Its parent company, National World, also publishes the Edinburgh Evening News. It had an audited print circulation of 8,762 for July to December 2022.

Its website,, had an average of 138,000 unique visitors a day as of 2017.

The title celebrated its bicentenary on 25 January 2017.