The Dumfries & Galloway Standard is one of the oldest newspapers published in the Southern Uplands of Scotland. Founded in 1853, it is currently owned by the Trinity Mirror, the newspaper publisher of more than 260 titles, the paper is published on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Dumfries & Galloway Standard serves as a community paper, providing relevant information to the local people of Dumfries and neighbouring towns and villages where they have a readership. By focusing on local news and covering events pertaining directly to the inhabitants of the region, the Dumfries & Galloway Standard acts as the eyes as well as the voice of the latter. The people can consequently have access to in-depth information of what is happening around. It is also known for its striking front page titles and very expressive pictures, pushing forward the interests of the community.
It is no surprise that the Dumfries & Galloway Standard became an award-winning paper. As from 2003, it soared and snatched several awards and titles such as the Weekly Newspaper of the Year in whole Scotland. The increasing appetite for accurate and updated local news pushed the paper to provide a digital version of paper which does not differ from the printed version.