Record-breaking start to 2016 for Scottish Energy News


The Scottish Energy News global readership map. All the dark-shaded countries have individually-named SEN readers
The Scottish Energy News global readership map. All the dark-shaded countries have individually-named SEN readers

While last year was a good year for Scottish Energy News, 2016 has already got off to a record-breaking start.

  • In November 2015, Scottish Energy attracted just under 14,000 unique visitors to the website – an all-time record high.
  • And in the 12-month period from Jan-Dec 2015, the number of unique website visitors overall grew year on year by just under 25%.
  • The average number of visitors to the Scottish Energy website in 2015 was just under 10,500 every month.


  • But there’s even more good news for readers (and advertisers)
  • In January 2016, there was a massive leap forward of 57% in the number of unique website visitors to total 16,516 – compared to the average monthly total of 10,500 last year.
  • And with only three weeks of February 2016 counted, the number of unique website visitors stood at just under 13,000 – which is a 23% increase compared to the average monthly total of 10,500 last year.
Top five global 'hot spots' for Scottish Energy News readership
Top five global ‘hot spots’ for Scottish Energy News readership

In addition, Scottish Energy News delivers the daily email bulletin to 5,000 energy professionals (in oil, gas and renewables) in the UK – and around the world in north America, EU and the Middle and Far East.

Readers include 75% of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament – and many more in Brussels and Westminster, as well as by industry association chiefs, company directors and senior executives, industry professionals, public sector bodies, regulators, industry professionals, think-tanks and trade unions.

Because of the global significance of Scotland’s oil, gas, wind, wave and other natural energy resources, Scottish Energy News provides a unique pan-global perspective.

Furthermore, while Scottish Energy News is updated and published daily (Mon-Fri),  thousands of readers are still reading over the weekend on Saturdays and Sundays – especially for our longer-read BUSINESS PROFILE and POLICY PLATFORM articles on the website.

Forthcoming Events 

* 2016 UK Oil and Gas MER Collaboration Conference 14 April 2016
* SCOTLAND’S RENEWABLE FUTURE conference, 26 May 2016 


And it’s all still free of charge

Unlike some regional / local publishers, Scottish Energy News does not put a pay-wall ‘tax’ on your good news because we want to spread the good news about the Scottish energy industries, to share best practice and to help all sectors to grow.

In addition, you can use tweets about your company on Twitter @ScotEnergyNews to re-market yourselves – also all free of charge (and unlike some regional/ local publishers)

So if you/ your company is operating in Scotland and in energy, make sure you’re in the Scottish Energy News.


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Sales slump for Scottish newspapers

The numbers below are the most recent figures for each title that we know of – for papers classed as “national” that means November last year, and for those counted as “regional” (which includes the Scotsman and Herald titles) it’s this month.

Figures have all been rounded to the nearest 100, and increase/decrease stats refer in all cases to the corresponding sales for one year previously.


The Scottish Sun: 214,800 (down 7.8%)
Daily Record: 176,100 (down 10.2%)
Scottish Daily Mail: 86,958 (down 3.4%)
The Press & Journal: 56,400 (down 6.4%)
The Courier: 43,000 (down 8.4%)
Scottish Daily Express: 40,800 (down 11.5%)
Daily Star Of Scotland: 38,200 (down 4.7%)
The Herald: 32,100 (down 13.2%)
The Scotsman: 22,700 (down 13.5%)
The Times: 19,900 (up 8.9%)
The i: 16,800 (down 7.2%)
Daily Telegraph: 16,300 (down 5.1%)
Daily Mirror: 13,500 (down 18.8%)
The National: 12,100 (first figures)
The Guardian: 8,700 (down 7.3%)
Financial Times: 2,400 (up 4.5%)
The Independent: 2,400 (down 10.2%)



Sunday Mail: 195,000 (down 9.2%)
The Scottish Sun On Sunday: 161,500 (down 5.6%)
The Sunday Post: 127,600 (down 14.8%)
The Scottish Mail On Sunday: 74,400 (down 5.3%)
The Sunday Times: 42,700 (down 1.5%)
Sunday Herald: 25,000 (down 22.4%)
Scottish Sunday Express: 23,400 (down 11.4%)
Scotland On Sunday: 22,000 (down 19.9%)
Daily Star Of Scotland Sunday: 21,000 (down 3.9%)
The Sunday Telegraph: 13,800 (down 8.7%)
The Observer: 12,400 (down 4%)
Sunday Mirror: 12,000 (down 27.2%)
The People: 7,300 (down 19%)
Independent On Sunday: 4,900 (down 10.1%)

All figures from Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC)

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