27/01/2018
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

The Glasgow Herald newspaper was published for the first time - On this day in history

9f36d05c-c4cf-47a9-9b00-28d8b32fdbdb

The Glasgow Herald, one of the oldest continuously published daily newspapers in the world, was first published on 27 January 1783. The paper was originally named the Glasgow Advertiser, and after a short spell asThe Herald and Advertiser and Commercial Chronicle, became The Glasgow Herald in 1804. 

The paper's first editor John Mennons worked from offices at Duncan's Land on Gibson's Wynd, with the company moving to 'The Lighthouse' in Mitchell Street in 1895, a building created by architect John Keppie, who apprenticed the young Charles Rennie Mackintosh.The paper became known simply as The Herald in 1992.

Read more 'on this day in history' entries.
 

Back to "On this day in history" Category

27/01/2018 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

The Quintinshill Rail disaster occurred - On this day in history

The Quintinshill Rail disaster, one of the worst train disasters in UK history, occurred on 22 May 1915.


Great Tapestry of Scotland opens at New Lanark

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is on display in the newly-developed exhibition at the UNESCO World Heritage ...


Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming died - On this day in history

Pioneering Scottish female astronomer Williamina Fleming died on 21 May 1911.


The Battle of Nechtansmere was fought - On this day in history

The Battle of Nechtansmere (or Blar Dhun Neachdain) was fought on 20 May 685AD. ...


Other Articles

Author and diarist James Boswell died - On this day in history

Author and diarist James Boswell died on 19 May 1795, at the age of 54. ...


Photographer David Octavius Hill died - On this day in history

Pioneering photographer David Octavius Hill died on 17 May 1870.


The town that floored the world - new BBC Scotland documentary on Kirkcaldy

A new BBC Scotland documentary tells the story of the east coast town of Kirkcaldy and its role in the ...


Scottish explorer Sir Alexander Burnes was born - On this day in history

Scottish explorer Sir Alexander Burnes was born on 16 May 1805.