Aberdeen People's Press
Type of Work
N° 59, the last or last but one issue of APP.
Aberdeen People's Press was established as a non-profit making company in May 1973. It's primary function was the production of the fortnightly community newspaper, Aberdeen People's Press, but it also ran a commercial printing service, providing cheap printing for socialist and community groups, and maintained a small library of radical and community group literature, which it made available for public consultation.
Aberdeen People's Press printed news about local government, business, land, housing and community issues, concentrating specifically on controversial and local interest stories which tended not to be covered by established local papers. Production of the paper and running of the press relied strongly on volunteer support, and contributions from their readership were strongly encouraged. Circulation varied at between 800 and 1700 per issue.