The Scone Advocate
The Scone Advocate began publication in 1887 and has continually worked to keep readers informed and entertained with local news, sport and lifestyle content.

The Advocate, while primarily a digital masthead, distributes news in print via the Hunter Valley News publication - providing readers with a selection of stories from across the Upper Hunter each Wednesday.

At, you'll find comprehensive coverage of Scone in addition to national news, lifestyle content and sport.

Scone, in the Upper Hunter Shire, has a small but innovative population and is perhaps best known as the "horse capital of Australia".

Its first inhabitants were Wonnarua & Gamilaroi Aboriginal Peoples.

Scone 's reputation as a world-renowned horse breeding locale makes it home to dozens of studs and internationally recolonised thoroughbred breeders. Its rich history in horse breeding is celebrated with the annual Scone Horse Festival held during May.

An emerging popular tourist destination, its wine industry it expanding and its proximity to Sydney makes it an ideal weekend getaway.

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