Cossar Appeal Press coverage

There has been wide­spread press cov­er­age of the Trust’s appeal for funds to restore the 1907 Strat­hearn Her­ald Cos­sar Press: see the links below for sto­ries which have appeared in the local and trade press cov­er­age. Strat­hearn Her­ald Print Week

Cossar press update

Anoth­er pic­ture of the Cos­sar press being dis­man­tled: when the machine was installed in 1907 it con­sist­ed of 2000 sep­a­rate parts. UPDATE — For more about the his­to­ry of Cos­sar press­es click here.

Traditional printing in Taiwan

The BBC has report­ed on an usu­al sur­vival: tra­di­tion­al let­ter­press print­ing in Tai­wan. You can read the full sto­ry at

Edinburgh’s Industrial Information Revolution

On Thurs­day 24 May 2012 Dr Aileen Fyfe of the Uni­ver­si­ty of St Andrews will give a lec­ture enti­tled Edin­burgh’s Indus­tri­al Infor­ma­tion Rev­o­lu­tion as part of the Under­stand­ing Tech­nol­o­gy series, at Nation­al Muse­ums Scot­land, Cham­bers Street, in coop­er­a­tion with the Insti­tute for the Study of Sci­ence, Tech­nol­o­gy and Inno­va­tion, Uni­ver­si­ty of Edin­burgh. Her top­ic is […]

Cossar move completed

The move of the Cos­sar Press from its orig­i­nal home in Crieff has now been com­plet­ed, and the appeal to raise funds for its preser­va­tion is under­way. You can down­load the Cos­sar Press Appeal leaflet, and more infor­ma­tion is avail­able from the Trust’s Hon­orary Sec­re­tary, Helen Williams.

Cossar Press in the Dundee Courier

The progress of the Cos­sar Press Project has been cov­ered in the Dundee Couri­er twice in the last week, as it is dis­man­tled for trans­fer to storage.

Cossar Press emerges in pieces

If you have been in Crieff over the last week you might have seen parts of the Cos­sar Press being removed from the premis­es of David Philips Print­ers in Com­rie Street, where it has been since it was installed by its inven­tor Tom Cos­sar of Gov­an. It went in in pieces and is com­ing out […]

Cossar Press on Reporting Scotland

The Cos­sar Press appeared on the BBC’s Report­ing Scot­land pro­gramme today. BBC Radio Scot­land high­light­ed the project yes­ter­day in their News­drive pro­gramme, and inter­viewed the own­er, David Philips, and Ali­son Taub­man of the Nation­al Muse­um of Scotland.

Cossar Press Project

Print­ing engi­neers will this week start work on dis­man­tling a unique Cos­sar Press at its long-time base in Crieff, Perthshire, where it print­ed the Strat­hearn Her­ald from 1907 through until 28th March 1991. The press, which is still in work­ing order, has been gen­er­ous­ly donat­ed to Nation­al Muse­ums Scot­land by its own­er, David Philips. Nation­al Museums […]

Did you work for the Govan Press (Cossar)?

The Trust is cur­rent­ly work­ing to save and pre­serve a Cos­sar Press invent­ed by John Cos­sar of the Clyde­bank firm which oper­at­ed from 1778 until 1983 at 577–581 Gov­an Road, Glas­gow. This print­ing machine com­bined the sim­plic­i­ty and econ­o­my of a flatbed press with the speed and con­ve­nience of print­ing on a reel of newsprint, […]