Display on the history of the Scotsman

There is a dis­play fol­low­ing the his­to­ry of the Scots­man at the Nation­al Library of Scotland’s George IV Bridge build­ing in Edin­burgh. From 18 Jan­u­ary to Sun­day 8 April 2018 the library’s  trea­sures dis­play on The Scots­man: 200 years of a Scot­tish news­pa­per will tell the sto­ry of The Scots­man. It will show how the […]

Museum on the Mound to close

It has been announced that the Muse­um on the Mound in Edin­burgh is to close at the end of 2017. As well as the dis­plays of safe-crack­­ing and a mil­lion pounds, there is a unique dis­play of the vary­ing types of print­ing plates used to pro­duce ban­knotes and the mea­sures tak­en to defeat forg­ers over […]

Edinburgh in Print walks fully booked

This year’s Edin­burgh in Print guid­ed walks for Doors Open Day, which will look the New Town’s links to the print­ing indus­try, and­some of the traces that can still be seen, are now ful­ly booked. Future walks will be announced on this web­site and on Twit­ter — @PrintScot

Edinburgh in Print guided walks

On Sat­ur­day 23 Sep­tem­ber and Sun­day 24 Sep­tem­ber there will be Edin­burgh in Print guid­ed walks. As this year marks the 250th anniver­sary of the devel­op­ment of Edinburgh’s New Town, the walks will high­light the New Town’s links to the print­ing indus­try, and look at some of the traces that can still be seen. Book­ing […]

Douglas Foulis

Dou­glas Foulis, of the long-estab­lished pub­lish­ing and bind­ing firm of Hunter & Foulis, died in Decem­ber 2016 at the age of 90. As well as work­ing int he indus­try, he was involved in the work of the Soci­ety of Mas­ter Print­ers’ of Scot­land. Obit­u­ar­ies of him have been pub­lished in the Scots­man and the Her­ald.

On this day: 1st ever edition of the Scotsman

The Scots­man is 200 years old today. The first ever edi­tion of The Scots­man, or Edin­burgh Polit­i­cal and Lit­er­ary Jour­nal was pro­duced on Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 25 1817, from premis­es in Edinburgh’s High Street. It was orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished week­ly, and became a dai­ly news­pa­per in 1850. The pro­pri­etors announced that their ‘first desire is to be […]

Scotsman’s 200th anniversary

The his­to­ry of the Scots­man has been explored in a BBC doc­u­men­tary called ‘The Paper This­tle’. If you missed it, you can watch it via the BBC web­site over the next month.

Speedspools is 50!

Har­ry McIntosh’s Speed­spools has reached its Gold­en Anniver­say. He has been in busi­ness pro­duc­ing type for 50 years, since 1967 — and for many years to come at the Chep­man and Myl­lar press in Edin­burgh. Con­grat­u­la­tions!

Edinburgh in Print fully booked!

The free guid­ed walks in Edinburgh’s Old Town, run as part of Edinburgh’s Doors Open Day pro­gramme on the week­end of 24–25 Sep­tem­ber 2016 have proved real­ly pop­u­lar and are now ful­ly booked.

Edinburgh in Print

The free guid­ed walks in Edinburgh’s Old Town, run as part of Edinburgh’s Doors Open Day pro­gramme on the week­end of 24–25 Sep­tem­ber 2016 are fill­ing up fast. You can book the last few places through this link.