Lecture on John Southward

Ursu­la Jef­fries has been research­ing the archive of John South­ward – a nine­teenth cen­tu­ry jour­nal­ist and writer who focused on all aspects of print. She will give a lec­ture on his ‘Adven­tures in 19th Cen­tu­ry Print and Jour­nal­ism’ on 17 Sep­tem­ber at 7pm. For more details and how to book, see the St Bride’s web­site

Read about the Cossar Press at National Museums Scotland

The Crieff Cos­sar news­pa­per print­ing machine was moved to the Nation­al Muse­ums Col­lec­tion Cen­tre at Granton in June, and you can now read all about the project on the Nation­al Muse­ums’ web­site. You can read more about the sto­ry of the press and the Trust’s involve­ment with it on our own web­site.

Exhibition at Merchiston Campus Library

Part of the Trust’s exhi­bi­tion on the her­itage of the print­ing indus­try in Scot­land is now on dis­play in the library at Edin­burgh Napi­er Uni­ver­si­ty’s Mer­chis­ton Cam­pus. The dis­play fea­tures images from the Edward Clark Col­lec­tion which con­sists of around 5,000 items illus­trat­ing the devel­op­ment of the book from the 15th cen­tu­ry.

Courses at St Brides summer 2019

Cours­es at St Brides Insti­tute in July and August include let­ter­press print­ing on an Adana and how to rebind a paper­back into a hard back book. For full details of all cours­es and events at St Brides see their web­site.

Edinburgh Printmakers summer programme 2019

The sum­mer pro­gramme for Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers, now in their new home at Cas­tle Mills, includes cours­es in lith­o­g­ra­phy, etch­ing and relief print­ing tech­niques. For more details of dates and costs see their web­site.

Talk on printing in Edinburgh

The Trust’s Hon­orary Sec­re­tary, Helen Williams is giv­ing a talk on the print­ing indus­try in Edin­burgh’s Old Town at Glad­stone’s Land in the Lawn­mar­ket on Thurs­day 4 July. For more details, and how to book see the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s web­site.

St Bride’s Library opening times in July 2019

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 3 July and Wednes­day 17 July from 12 noon – 8pm. Email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. Check the online cat­a­logue and email a list of titles you wish to see […]

Display in the Mitchell Library

The Trust’s dis­play on the Glas­gow print­ing indus­try is cur­rent­ly on show at the Mitchell Library in Glas­gow, along­side an exhi­bi­tion of items from the library’s own col­lec­tions.

Talk on the Glasgow Printing Industry

On Thurs­day 20 June 2019 the Trust’s Hon­orary Sec­re­tary, Helen Williams, is giv­ing a talk to coin­cide with the Mak­ing your mark dis­play at the Mitchell Library in Glas­gow. She will talk about Glasgow’s print­ing indus­try high­light­ing the role of ‘every­day print’ and its rela­tion­ship with writ­ing. For more details see the Mitchell Library’s web­site.

St Bride’s opening times for June 2019

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 5 June and Wednes­day 19 June from 12 noon – 8pm. Email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. Check the online cat­a­logue and email a list of titles you wish to see […]