Glasgow Press Wayzegoose

To mark Glas­gow Doors Open Day, Glas­gow Press is hold­ing its Wayz­goose on Sat­ur­day 21 Sep­tem­ber, from 10am-4pm. A Wayze­goose was the tra­di­tion­al annu­al out­ing held by a print­ing house for its work­ers, mark­ing the end of sum­mer and the start of the sea­son of work­ing by can­dle­light. This year, they’re stay­ing in the fac­to­ry, […]

Glasgow in Print tours

The Scot­tish Print­ing Archival Trust is run­ning two Glas­gow in print tours as part of this Sep­tem­ber’s Doors Open Day pro­gramme. Book­ing opens on 1 Sep­tem­ber — for full details and to book your place please vis­it the Glas­gow Doors Open Day web­site.

Printers open to the public for Doors Open Day 14–15 September

Richard­son & Son Print­ers in Haw­ick will be open to the pub­lic from 11am to 1pm on Sat­ur­day 14 Sep­tem­ber. They now occu­py the print­ing works where The Haw­ick News was print­ed until 2000. The Pen-y-Coe Press and paper-mak­ing her­itage cen­tre in Penicuik will be open and there will be tours includ­ing print­ing and paper­mak­ing […]

Quarto Press open for Perth Doors Open Days

The Quar­to Press will be open for vis­i­tors for Perth Doors Open week­end Sat­ur­day 7‑Sunday 8 Sep­tem­ber from 10am to 5pm. See and try your hand at his­tor­i­cal let­ter­press print­ing, view rare machin­ery, includ­ing type­cast­ers and press­es, and dozens of old gad­gets and objects from the trade. Option­al tours will be avail­able (no book­ing required). […]

St Bride’s Library opening in September 2019

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 4 Sep­tem­ber and Wednes­day 18 Sep­tem­ber from 12 noon – 8pm. Email in advance ( 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 […]

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.