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With up to 17 mainstream UK daily morning newspapers nestling on some newsstands each morning, Scottish newspaper buyers have one of the largest and diverse menus in the world.
And with the latest round of cover price rises, they also have a remarkable choice in terms of cover prices.
On a Saturday morning, the selection ranges from forking out £3 for the Financial Times or 30p for i.
Although the so-called “quality” newspapers, including The Herald and The Scotsman, all cost more than £1, (with The Guardian on £2.10p), another seven are clustered between 75p and 60p.
The Scottish Daily Mail has established its own cover price niche in the market, at 90p, ranking between The Scotsman on £1.30p and the Scottish Daily Express at 75p.
The full breakdown of cover prices, as of last Saturday, was:
£3 - Financial Times; £2.10p – The Guardian; £2 – Daily Telegraph; £1.60p – The Independent; £1.50p - The Times; £1.40p – The Herald; £1.30p – The Scotsman; 90p – Scottish Daily Mail; 75p – Scottish Daily Express; 70p - the Press and Journal, Daily Record and Daily Mirror; 60p – the Daily Star Scotland and the Scottish Sun; 48p –The Courier; 45p -Paisley Daily Express; and 30p – i.
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