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New book and special supplement mark daily’s bicentenary

A regional daily has marked its bicentenary with a special supplement and the launch of a new book.

Dundee-based newspaper The Courier’s is celebrating its 200th anniversary with the 48-page supplement, which was given away free in yesterday’s edition.

The first ever Courier came out on 20 September 1816, priced 7d,and has been printed in Dundee ever since.

A book detailing the history of the DC Thomson-owned title has also been published to mark the event while an exhibition marking the event is being staged from this weekend.


The AK Bell Library, in Perth, will bring together 200 years of archives and take the paper’s story front he 19th century to the present day.

The exhibition will run until November.

Editor Richard Neville 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.”

The Courier is the reigning Daily/Sunday Newspaper of the Year having been awarded the title at May’s Regional Press Awards.

During the period January to June 2016 it had an average daily print circulation of 41,243, according to the latest ABC figures.


The front cover of the book being published to mark The Courier’s 200th anniversary