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One of the two daily newspapers which has laid claim to be Scotland's ‘national’ newspaper, the other being the Herald (formerly Glasgow Herald). Their competitiveness has symbolized the Edinburgh–Glasgow rivalry for pre‐eminence in Scotland. Both were founded as weeklies (the Herald as the Glasgow Advertiser in 1783, the Scotsman in 1817), becoming dailies in the 1850s.

Subjects: British History.

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