The Newsquest title appears to have continued to reap the benefits of its support for the SNP – which saw it boost sales at the time of last year’s independence referendum. It was the only newspaper title to back Scottish independence.
The Herald was up 15.5 per cent year on year, but dropped down 3,000 copies compared to the last six months of 2014.
Meanwhile its rival, Scotland on Sunday was the biggest faller with sales down 20 per cent year on year.
Most weekly newspapers are audited annually rather than six-monthly.
|Title||Media Owner||Total||YoY%||% paid for|
|Sunday Life||Independent News & Media (NI)||40,602||-8||98.6|
|Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Sunday Sun||Trinity Mirror plc||29,190||100|
|Sunday Herald||Newsquest Media Group||29,009||15.5||100|
|Isle of Wight County Press||Isle of Wight County Press Ltd.||27,422||-5||100|
|Scotland on Sunday||Johnston Press plc||24,142||-20.3||100|
|Sunday Mercury||Trinity Mirror plc||22,750||90.7|
|Rotherham & South Yorkshire Advertiser||Garnett Dickinson Publishing Ltd||21,465||-8.8||100|
|Liverpool Sunday Echo||Trinity Mirror plc||20,897||95.7|
|New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times||Advertiser and Times Ltd||17,054||-5.5||100|
|Exeter – Express & Echo (Thursday)||Local World||15,006||100|
|Wales on Sunday||Trinity Mirror plc||14,789||100|
|Cumberland & Westmorland Herald||Cumberland & Westmorland Herald News||14,311||-4.9||99.9|
|Hertfordshire Mercury||Local World||13,772||100|
|Newry Reporter||Edward Hodgett Ltd||8,502||-9.9||100|
|The Orcadian||The Orcadian Ltd||7,858||-5.9||100|
|West Highland Free Press||West Highland Publishing Company Ltd||6,830||-7.8||100|
|Exeter – Express & Echo (Monday)||Local World||6,799||99.8|
|South Shropshire Journal||The Midland News Association||6,120||-4.7||100|
|Newport Advertiser||The Midland News Association||5,650||-4.8||100|
|Bridgnorth Journal||The Midland News Association||5,643||-10.5||100|
|Banbridge Chronicle||Banbridge Chronicle Press Ltd||3,521||-5.8||100|