The Scottish weekly newspaper, the Northern Scot, remains the biggest-selling newspaper among the titles published by the Inverness-based Scottish Provincial Press group.
Says the Audit Bureau of Circulation – in its twice-yearly sales review of UK regional newspapers – the title sold an average of 17,296 copies at the time of the auditing: December last year.
But compared to the average sale twelve months previously, December's figure was down five per cent (from 18,207). Unlike many of the ABC figures, there was no June 2009 figure to compare with.
The ABC revealed its figures at the end of last week.
Other figures for SPP for December read:
Banfsshire Journal 4750
Caithness Courier 6482
Forres Gazette 3435
Highland News 7905
Inverness Courier (Friday edition) 15,400
Inverness Courier (Tuesday edition) 11,114
Inverness Herald 15,411 (freesheet)
John O'Groat Journal 8263
Lochaber News 3213
North Star 4908
Northern Scot 17,296
Northern Scot Mid Week Extra 18,884 (freesheet)
Ross-shire Journal 9242
Strathspey & Badenoch Herald 4700