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The Daily Record aims to provide the people of Scotland with a trusted news resource that presents accurate and comprehensive coverage of local, national and international news, current affairs and sport.

Letter from the Editor

dailyrecord.co.uk is the online edition of The Daily Record, one of Scotland's most trusted news brands.

Known as 'Scotland's Champion', the Daily Record was founded in 1895 and is an iconic Scottish brand known to everyone in the nation. It's sister title is the Sunday Mail and both publications place a strong emphasis on family values and are well-known for campaigning journalism which always seeks to act on behalf of the people of Scotland and in particular those sections of society who normally don't have a powerful voice to speak on their behalf.

The Daily Record and Sunday Mail are known for their strong social conscience and commitment to the values of equality, justice and fairness. Politically, the Daily Record sits on the left of centre. It has traditionally backed the Labour Party at elections and is a strong supporter of the devolved Scottish Parliament, the creation of which it campaigned for. The co-operative values held by many trade unionists also chime with the Daily Record's political philosophy.

The Daily Record wants to ensure that Scotland has a powerful voice within the Union and as such it supports further powers being devolved to Holyrood.

The Daily Record and Sunday Mail are also the home of Scottish sport – particularly football. We are proud supporters of the Scottish national side and provide extensive inside coverage of the vibrant club game.

We are committed to reporting local, national and international news accurately and with energy and vigour and after a long history in print, we have been proud of the rapid growth of our online operation in recent years.

Reporters and writers from print and online work closely together to ensure the very best of our journalism is available to readers however they reach us.

dailyrecord.co.uk hosts stories by the Daily Record online team as well as from Reach Scotland publications including the Daily Record, Sunday Mail, Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser, Ayrshire Post, Blairgowrie Advertiser, Dumfries and Galloway Standard, East Kilbride News, Galloway News, Hamilton Advertiser, Irvine Herald, Kilmarnock Standard, Paisley Daily Express, Perthshire Advertiser, Scottish Business Insider, Stirling Observer, Strathearn Herald, The Lennox Herald, West Lothian Courier and the Wishaw Press. We also work closely with colleagues at sister Reach PLC titles across Britain and Ireland including Mirror.co.uk

The Record and Sunday Mail, along with their leading portfolio of local titles reach 1.5million readers every weekday and 1.1million readers on a Sunday.

Our mission is to make sense of a rapidly changing world for our readers. To challenge wrongs where we see them. To stand up for the underdog against authority. And to entertain.

We are delighted to be a launch partner of The Trust Project as we endeavour to make it simpler for readers of all ages and from all around the world to discover more about who we are and what we believe in.

How our journalists work

Ethics policy

The maintenance of high editorial standards is at the core of the Daily Record's business philosophy.

Reach PLC, the Daily Record's parent company, is a member of and is regulated by IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

Our journalists work according to The Editors’ Code of Practice, which sets the benchmark for ethical standards in journalism and is enforced by IPSO. On joining the Daily Record, all editorial staff complete a training course in the Code and legal refresher training.

At the Daily Record, we recognise that protecting the rights of the individual consistently comes into conflict with the public’s right to know. This means we have to make difficult judgements, sometimes quickly, which are impossible to get right all of the time. Regular bulletins and seminars give staff the best opportunity to learn from mistakes, whether our own or those of other parts of the media industry.

We are a launch partner of The Trust Project, an international initiative to make it easier for readers to find out more about the organisations and the people providing them with news, and to support quality journalism.

Verification and fact checking

We expect our staff to use their best endeavours to verify the stories being put forward for publication.

Unnamed sources

Journalists have an obligation under IPSO’s Editors’ Code of Practice to protect their sources, but we also have a duty to establish that the sources we use are reliable and that material has been appropriately obtained. Story provenance is ultimately the responsibility of the Editor.

When using unnamed sources, the company relies on the integrity, experience and professionalism of its staff.

Our awards and successes

In 2018 the Daily Record won three trophies at the 39th annual Scottish Press Awards for Digital Team of the Year, Journalist Team of the Year, and Political Journalist of the Year.

Corrections Policy

If you believe a story we have published is inaccurate, please contact the editorial team. You can:

Once verified, we will correct the story on the website as soon as possible. Where appropriate, the fact a correction has been made will be noted on the story and/or on the corrections and clarifications page.

If you have an issue about how the Daily Record, Sunday Mail or dailyrecord.co.uk has written about you personally or has treated you and wish to make a formal complaint over a potential breach of the Editor's Code of Practice, please see Reach PLC's Complaints Policy and Procedure.

You can also contact IPSO for advice.

If you have any issues regarding the use of your personal data please see our Privacy Notice - Your Rights

Tell us what you think

There are many ways for you to get in touch with us to have your say.

Our People

Editor In Chief (Reach Scotland) and Daily Record Editor: David Dick

Sunday Mail Editor: Lorna Hughes

Our Business

Daily Record and Sunday Mail are published by Reach Scotland, part of the Reach PLC. Reach is Britain’s largest newspaper, magazine and digital publisher, with a print and online portfolio reaching 38.6million people every month. The award-winning Reach publications stretch across England, Scotland and Wales, with more than 150 newspaper titles and more than 80 websites. These iconic brands sit at the heart of their communities, forming part of the fabric of everyday life for thousands of people across the UK. Find out which of our regional titles is nearest you, whether online or in print.

Reach PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is part of the FTSE SmallCap Index.

dailyrecord.co.uk does not have a paywall and is available free to readers both on the web and as an app. As such, you are kindly asked to whitelist dailyrecord.co.uk if you are running an ad-blocker.

The Daily Record is on sale Monday to Saturday, with sister title the Sunday Mail appearing weekly. E-editions and print subscriptions are available.

In addition to newspaper sale price, our titles are funded by advertising, partnerships, sponsorships and affiliate commission, which are regulated by the ASA. We occasionally apply for grants.

Registered office: Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd, One Central Quay, Glasgow G3 8DA

Diversity Policy

The Company is committed to increasing the service quality, profitability and efficiency of the Company by attracting and recruiting the people who are best suited to meet the standards for the role and the Company without regard to race, creed, colour, nationality (subject to legal eligibility), ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, sex change, sexual orientation, marital status, connections with a national minority, membership or non-membership of a trade union or, unless justifiable, disability.

We pursue a policy of equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

Equal Opportunities

Reach PLC continued its commitment to equality of opportunity in all its employment practices to ensure we attract and retain the best people. In 2016, both the number of women within the Group and the number of women occupying senior managerial roles increased to 42% of staff (2015: 37%) and 31% (2015: 24%) respectively. Senior managers have responsibility for key businesses or functions within the Group.