Scotland’s newspaper social media accounts in numbers

Scotland’s Press Corps have worked through the festive period to bring out the nation’s newspapers, but have they devoted the same attention to their social media footprint as they have in print and web?

Which of Scotland’s leading newspapers have any social media presence at all? Which accounts might you not know about?

And which might you expect to see which aren’t actually there?

Here’s a snapshot, in no particular order, of accounts and on the day activity linked to the titles on the last Monday of the year between 7am & 8am.

If any obvious Twitter or facebook accounts missing from this list, do let me know. I’ll aim to repeat the exercise later in 2014 and compare the numbers.

THE HERALD

@HeraldScotland
FOLLOWERS: 13,844
UPDATED: 11 days ago

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@TheHeraldPaper
FOLLOWERS: 21,508
UPDATED: Three days ago

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@Splashthenews
FOLLOWERS: 639
UPDATED: 8 days ago

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@hsbusiness
FOLLOWERS: 524
UPDATED: Active pre-8am Monday

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@HeraldEdinburgh
FOLLOWERS: 1955
UPDATED: 4 days ago

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@hspolitics
FOLLOWERS: 711
UPDATED: Active pre-8am Monday

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@hsnewsbreak
FOLLOWERS: 6037
UPDATED: Active pre-8am Monday

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@HeraldSocial
FOLLOWERS: 312
UPDATED: 10 days ago

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@HeraldPictures
FOLLOWERS 512
UPDATED: 4 days ago

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FACEBOOK: https://en-gb.facebook.com/heraldscotland
LIKES:3060
UPDATED: 11 days ago

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SUNDAY HERALD

@newsundayherald
FOLLOWERS: 11,239
UPDATED: Sunday
FACEBOOK: Shared with The Herald

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EVENING TIMES

@TheEveningTimes
FOLLOWERS: 12,527
UPDATED: Sunday

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EVENING TIMES FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/eveningtimes
LIKES: 2710
UPDATED: Sunday

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THE SCOTSMAN

@TheScotsman
FOLLOWERS: 32,790
UPDATED: Sunday

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@scotsmannews
FOLLOWERS: 9966
UPDATED: Sunday

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@scotsman_arts
FOLLOWERS: 11,583
UPDATED: Sunday

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@scotsmanpics
FOLLOWERS: 610
UPDATED: 4 days ago

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@scot_business
FOLLOWERS: 2260
UPDATED: 11 days ago

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@ts_sport
FOLLOWERS: 634
UPDATED: Sunday

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@ScotsmanDebate
FOLLOWERS: 701
UPDATED: 2 days ago

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SCOTSMAN ONLINE FACEBOOK: https://en-gb.facebook.com/scotsmanonline
LIKES: 22,442
UPDATED: Sunday

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SCOTSMAN PICTURE DESK FACEBOOK: https://en-gb.facebook.com/scotsmanpicturedesk
LIKES: 907
UPDATED: 4 days ago

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SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

@scotonsunday
FOLLOWERS: 11,781
UPDATED: Sunday

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SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/myscotlandonsunday
LIKES: 4838
UPDATED: Sunday

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EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

@edinburghpaper
FOLLOWERS: 28,116
UPDATED: Active pre-8am Monday

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EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS FACEBOOK: https://en-gb.facebook.com/edinburgh.evening.news
LIKES: 25,097
UPDATED: 2 days ago

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SUNDAY POST

@Sunday_Post
FOLLOWERS: 486
UPDATED: Sunday

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SUNDAY POST FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/SundayPostUK
LIKES: 1369
UPDATED: Sunday

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THE TELEGRAPH & SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

@DTScottishSport
FOLLOWERS: 277
UPDATED: Sunday

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No news Feed or Facebook page

THE TIMES

No official Twitter account in Scotland
Website lists Scottish journalists on Twitter

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SUNDAY TIMES SCOTLAND

@SundayTimesScot
FOLLOWERS: 816
UPDATED: 22 days ago

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PRESS & JOURNAL

@pressjournal
FOLLOWERS: 7703
UPDATED: Active pre-8am Monday

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PRESS & JOURNAL FACEBOOK: https://en-gb.facebook.com/ThePressandJournal
LIKES: 3152
UPDATED: Active pre-8am Monday

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ABERDEEN EVENING EXPRESS

@EveningExpress
FOLLOWERS: 9211
UPDATED: Active pre-8am Monday

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ABERDEEN EVENING EXPRESS FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/EveningExpressAberdeen
LIKES: 9092
UPDATED:Active pre-8am Monday

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THE COURIER

@thecourieruk
FOLLOWERS: 8294
UPDATED:2 days ago

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@courier_dundee
FOLLOWERS: 5002
UPDATED: 2 days ago

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THE COURIER FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/thecourieruk
LIKES: 9279
UPDATED: 2 days ago

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EVENING TELEGRAPH

@Evening_Tele
FOLLOWERS:3946
UPDATED: 3 days ago

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EVENING TELEGRAPH FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/thecourieruk
LIKES: 5786
UPDATED: 3 days ago

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SCOTTISH DAILY EXPRESS

@ScotExpress
FOLLOWERS: 3012
UPDATED: Sunday

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SCOTTISH DAILY EXPRESS FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ScottishDailyExpress
LIKES: 581
UPDATED:Sunday

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SCOTTISH SUNDAY EXPRESS

None in searches

SCOTTISH DAILY MAIL

No news feed

SCOTTISH DAILY MAIL PICTURE DESK FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scottish-Daily-Mail-Picture-Desk/451474068256600
LIKES: 130
UPDATED: 19 days ago

SCOTTISH DAILY MAIL FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scottish-Daily-Mail/231706426882968
LIKES: 31
UPDATED: Never
Set up in 2011 and nothing to suggest whether or not it is unofficial account

@scotDMsport
FOLLOWERS: 179
UPDATED: Sunday

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SCOTTISH MAIL ON SUNDAY

No news feed or facebook

@scotMOSsport
FOLLOWERS: 45
UPDATED:2 days ago

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SCOTTISH SUN

@ScottishSun
FOLLOWERS: 13,284
UPDATED: Active pre-8am Monday

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@scotsunsport
FOLLOWERS: 8489
UPDATED: Sunday

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SCOTTISH SUN FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/thescottishsun
FOLLOWERS:5260
UPDATED: Active pre-8am Monday

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DAILY RECORD

@Daily_Record
FOLLOWERS: 39,938
UPDATED: Active pre-8am Monday

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@DR_Celtic
FOLLOWERS: 1296
UPDATED: Sunday

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@DR_Rangers
FOLLOWERS: 3251
UPDATED: Sunday

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@Record_Sport
FOLLOWERS: 4553
UPDATED: Sunday

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SCOTTISH DAILY RECORD FACEBOOK: https://en-gb.facebook.com/TheScottishDailyRecord
LIKES: 31,660
UPDATED: Active pre-8am Monday

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SUNDAY MAIL

@Sunday_Mail
FOLLOWERS: 2273
UPDATED: Sunday

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FACEBOOK: None in search

Remember to follow @scotpapers for the nation’s front and back pages.



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