The managing director of the Daily Record has described predictions that his paper is about to lose out as the top-selling daily newspaper in Scotland to the Sun as “short-lived”.
In a memo to staff, ahead of today’s official sales for figures for July being released, Mark Hollinshead wrote: “The figures will show that the Daily Record sold a total of 424,312 copies in the month, of which 384,379 were sold in Scotland. At the same time the figures will also indicate that the Sun in Scotland sold 393,954 copies which was approximately 30,358 less than total sales of the Daily Record but 9575 more in Scotland.”
He continued: “The Daily Record always experiences a seasonal downturn in sales in July. Obviously, there will be lots of