The Ayr Advertiser is a weekly Scottish local newspaper, serving the community of South Ayrshire with local news, issues and sports coverage. The Ayr Advertiser is Scotland's oldest weekly newspaper.
The paper is part of the Ayr Advertiser Series, which incorporates the Troon and Prestwick Times and the Carrick Herald. It is produced as part of the Ayrshire Weekly Press (AWP) group, with sister papers including the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, the Irvine Times, Largs and Millport News and the Cumnock Chronicle. The owners of the AWP are Clyde and Forth Press, who own titles across the UK.
Historical copies of the Ayr Advertiser, dating back to 1839, are available to search and view in digitised form at The British Newspaper Archive. Source