OTD 20 April 1707

Robert Foulis was born on 20 April 1707. He and his broth­er Andrew estab­lished the Foulis Press, print­er to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow, which was known for the high qual­i­ty of its output .

OTD 4 April 1508

Scot­land’s first print­ers, Wal­ter Chep­man and Andro Myl­lar, com­plet­ed print­ing John Lydgate’s poem The Com­plaint of the Black Knight, at their press in Edin­burgh’s Old Town.