It emerged earlier today that The Gaudie, the University of Aberdeen student newspaper, was in financial trouble. The team has launched a funding appeal to strengthen its position as it approaches its 90th year.

Known for its student-centric reporting since 1934, The Gaudie publishes a print edition every two weeks during term time. We hold immense admiration for the paper, recognising its vital role in the fabric of our city. It serves as a catalyst for nurturing young writers and fostering the development of future journalists.

A vital role in the fabric of Aberdeen

At POST, we regularly share their articles to a broader audience through our social media channels. Their voice is as important as any other local publication. But they have faced the same funding issues as many other people and organisations in the city. To maintain Scotland’s longest-standing independent student newspaper, we’re asking you, if you are able, to donate to their Go Fund Me page.

As The Gaudie enters its 90th year of publication in 2024, its dedication remains resolute. The paper is an essential platform within the University of Aberdeen and beyond. So…we’ll hand the reins over to Editor in Chief Josh Pizzuto-Pomaco, to directly appeal to you.

Photo supplied by The Gaudie

An appeal from The Gaudie

If you went to the University of Aberdeen, you’ve probably heard of us. As one student once told me, The Gaudie ‘gets all the tea’- (older readers, do not be alarmed, that’s modern parlance for being good journalists). 

Since 1934, we’ve been standing for quality and independent journalism while focusing on issues people care about- as Scotland’s oldest independent student newspaper. 

Just this year, we’ve brought you in-depth reporting on community campaigns to reverse funding cuts by Aberdeen City Council, as well as a bevy of film reviews, election coverage, and investigative journalism. 

This excellent coverage can be found in the print edition of our newspaper, released every two weeks during the academic term, as well as online on our website.

Ninety years ago, we charged one penny to buy a copy of the newspaper. Today, all of our content is offered free of charge—without paywalls, subscriptions, or pesky advertisements. 

Photo supplied by The Gaudie

We need your help

So why am I writing this article? Well, simply put, we have identified a significant funding shortfall for the upcoming academic year. 

Due to this, we only have enough funds to pay for two editions of the paper this autumn (rather than our normal four). Any editions published in the spring will be dependent on funding grants, which are not guaranteed.

As we celebrate our 90th year of publishing in 2024, we continue to be committed to the ideals of independence, integrity, and creativity which have characterised our work since its conception. 

But we need your help. The paper will not be able to survive at its current capacity without the necessary funding.

If you would like to join us in the campaign to ensure The Gaudie can continue for another ninety years, we’d invite you to consider donating to our Go Fund Me or emailing us at with any funding ideas or suggestions.

Thank you, from all of us at The Gaudie.

About POST

Kevin Mitchell and Chris Sansbury founded POST. This was from a desire to cut through the noise to share the great things that happen in Aberdeen. They focus on community, culture and also the interesting people of the city. The local artists, businesses and charities; photographers, musicians and entertainers. These are the people that make a positive impact on our city every day. So they use video, audio, writing and social media to amplify the voices in our community. And to ultimately give a platform to Aberdeen folk to engage and tell their own stories.

Recent work includes coverage of Spectra 2023, interviews with We Are Here Scotland founder Ica Headlam; Paralympic gold medalist, Neil Fachie; Aberdeen rapper Chef and his push for success; an article about the pedestrianisation of Union Street; coverage of Nuart Aberdeen and TEDx Aberdeen, as well as coverage of the campaign to Save the Belmont.

We are independent and entirely self funded. We just about cover our costs, but if you would like to help support our work, you could buy us a coffee.