As reported by BBC News on the 2nd September 2018, link: HERE.
The Sunday Herald has published its final edition after 19 years.
The final 40-page souvenir edition hit the stands, prompting tributes from politicians, celebrities and other figures from Scottish public life.
Among those lamenting the paper’s demise was actor Elaine C Smith, lawyer Aamer Anwar and the SNP’s Angus Robertson.
The paper, which is owned by Newsquest, is being replaced with two titles – The Herald on Sunday and Sunday National.
The Sunday Herald became the first newspaper to publicly back a “Yes” vote in the Scottish independence referendum in 2014.
However, despite seeing a brief circulation boost, it went on to see its sales slump, with the latest figures showing an 18% drop in print sales compared with 2017.
Mr Anwar said it made him “incredibly sad” to see the paper go. He took to twitter to say the paper had made a real difference.
He wrote: “U made a real difference, so many without power or money would have been silenced or crushed had u not been there.”
Former SNP deputy leader Angus Roberston wished all those involved with the paper good luck.
Writing a tribute in the paper’s final edition, Elaine C Smith said the paper’s political commentary had “kept her sane”.
She added: “I feel sad that things are moving and that there is no more Sunday Herald, but I am pleased the National on Sunday is being printed and that will be the paper in my house from now on.”
Latest newspaper figures show that The Scotsman saw a 20% drop in print circulation compared with last year.
It was the heaviest faller in the most recent figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulation – down to just 16,300.
Of those, more than 3,200 were bulk sales, given away free at hotels and airports.