500 years of Scottish printing

In 2008, the Trust, togeth­er with the Nation­al Library of Scot­land and Graph­ic Enter­prise Scot­land (now Print Scot­land), cel­e­brat­ed Scot­land’s Year of the print­ed word, mark­ing the 500th anniver­sary of the intro­duc­tion of print­ing to Scot­land. You can see the range of exhi­bi­tions, print­ing demon­stra­tions and work­shops and oth­er events that took place through­out Scot­land, from Shet­land to Dum­fries, and from Argyll to Aberdeen, on the main project page.

Per­ma­nent lega­cies of the cel­e­bra­tions include:Image of plaque to commemorate the first printed book in Scotland