All Scot­tish Print­ing Archival Trust pub­li­ca­tions are can be pur­chased through the online shop. If you pre­fer, you can down­load a pub­li­ca­tions order form. Avail­able book titles:

  • Mechan­i­cal to dig­i­tal print­ing in Scot­land: the print employ­ers’ organ­i­sa­tion by Pro­fes­sor John Gen­nard. Scot­tish Print­ing Archival Trust / Graph­ic Enter­prise Scot­land, 2010. ISBN-13: 978–09563043‑1–5
  • 500 years of print­ing in Scot­land. 2009. ISBN-13: 978–0‑9563043–0‑8
  • Rep­u­ta­tion for excel­lence series 
    •  Edin­burgh, 1990. ISBN: 0 95112667 9
    • Glas­gow, 1994. ISBN: 1 872800 06 8
    • Dundee and Perth, 1996. ISBN: 1 872800 11 4
    • Aberdeen and North­ern Coun­ties, 2000. ISBN: 1 872800 56 4

The Trust has also pub­lished leaflets with walk­ing routes high­light­ing the traces of the print­ing indus­try in Edin­burgh and Glas­gow city cen­tres, and a fac­sim­i­le poster of print­ing chapel rules from the eigh­teenth cen­tu­ry Rules for Com­pos­i­tors.


Images of Scot­land’s first print­ed books are avail­able online, as well as images of oth­er works from Chep­man and Myl­lar’s press, such as the Aberdeen Bre­viary. The Nation­al Library of Scot­land has an online exhi­bi­tion of Scot­tish book bind­ings and hosts a site show­ing the spread of print­ing in Scot­land and also hosts the Scot­tish Book Trade Index. City of Edin­burgh’s her­itage as a cen­tre of print­ing is cel­e­brat­ed at Edin­burgh, City of Print

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. Brochures and cat­a­logues pro­duced by sup­pli­ers to the indus­try can also shed light on indus­tri­al prac­tices. 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 the links page through the menu on the left.

Insti­tu­tions across Scot­land have mate­r­i­al in their col­lec­tions rel­e­vant to the print­ing and allied trades — a list of those iden­ti­fied so far can be found on the archives page.

The main menu has a link to our bib­li­og­ra­phy of works on the Scot­tish print­ing indus­try.

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