The Trust has compiled a bibliography of works on the Scottish printing industry and useful links can be found on the links page through the menu on the left.

Other resources include a list of the institutions across Scotland with printing-related archives, and a detailed list which can be downloaded from our archives page. Some companies published histories to commemorate milestones in their development. The Trust has scanned or transcribed a number of these, which are available on the Printing Companies page. Unions also produced rule books and periodicals for their members: again some of these have been scanned and are available on the Trade Unions page. Online exhibitions and other websites of interest are listed on

Copies of the Trust’s Annual Reports, and copies of the printed newsletter are available to download.

All Trust publications can be purchased through the online shop.

  • Glasgow print trail leaflet
  • Edinburgh print trail leaflet
  • Rules for Compositors poster: facsimile of printing chapel rules from the eighteenth century
  • Mechanical to digital printing in Scotland: the print employers organisation by Professor John Gennard
  • 500 years of printing in Scotland. 2009
  • Reputation for excellence series 
    •  Edinburgh, 1990
    • Glasgow, 1994
    • Dundee and Perth, 1996
    • Aberdeen and Northern Counties, 2000