Bookbinding competition entries on display

Exam­ples of mod­ern craft book­bind­ing are on dis­play in the entrance hall of the Nation­al Library of Scot­land on George IV Bridge, Edin­burgh until 8 March. They are the entries to the 2014 Eliz­a­beth Soutar Book­bind­ing Com­pe­ti­tion, which attracts binders from all over Europe. Entries are bound exclu­sive­ly for the com­pe­ti­tion and a prize of £1,200 went to the main award win­ners, while the stu­dent award win­ners received £600. The Eliz­a­beth Soutar Book­bind­ing Com­pe­ti­tion began in 1993 to recog­nise excel­lence in the field of craft book­bind­ing. Mrs Eliz­a­beth A Clark (for­mer­ly Soutar) of Moray spon­sored the award until her death in 2008, and thanks to a bequest from her, the com­pe­ti­tion continues.