On this day January 20, 1916
Founded in 1895 in Glasgow, the Daily Record was published every day except Sunday on which its sister paper, the Sunday Mail, was published. Traditionally the Daily Record was conservative in its political stance, supporting the Scottish Unionist Party. However, during the 1964 general election, the newspaper changed allegiance to the Labour Party who it has supported ever since.
In 1902 another newspaper, the North British Daily Mail, was amalgamated in to the Daily Record with a change of title to the Daily Record and Mail. On October 7th 1936 the Daily Record published Britain’s first colour advertisement – a full page advertising Dewar’s White Label Whisky. It took some time for colour advertisements to become popular, as the printing techniques at the time could lead to smudges.
The Daily Record continues as a daily tabloid newspaper.
For this newspaper, we have the following titles in, or planned for, our digital archive:
- 1914–45 The Daily Record & Mail.
This newspaper is published by Trinity Mirror in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. It was digitised and first made available on the British Newspaper Archive in Jul 16, 2014. The latest issues were added in Dec 10, 2015.