Printing Walk

The Trust spon­sored a joint event in asso­ci­a­tion with the Scot­tish Local His­to­ry Forum on Thurs­day 9 June. Pho­tographs of the Walk & talk event, are now on the Trust’s web­site. Details of future events will be avail­able soon. For­tu­nate­ly the sun shone!

Edinburgh Print Trail

The Trust is spon­sor­ing a joint event in asso­ci­a­tion with the Scot­tish Local His­to­ry Forum next week. The Walk & talk is based on the Trust’s Edin­burgh Print Trail leaflet. and takes place on Thurs­day 9 June. For details see the Forum’s web­site.

June’s event in Edinburgh

A reminder that the Trust is spon­sor­ing a joint event in asso­ci­a­tion with the Scot­tish Local His­to­ry Forum. Walk & talk — Edin­burgh Print Trail, is based at the Quak­er Meet­ing House, 7 Vic­to­ria Ter­race, Edin­burgh EH1 2JL, and takes place on Thurs­day 9 June. Book­ings can be made through the Forum’s web­site or by […]

Display of letterpress posters

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land is host­ing a dis­play of lim­it­ed edi­tion let­ter­press posters from 1 April to 2 May at their build­ing on George IV Bridge. The posters have been designed by graph­ic design stu­dents at Edin­burgh Napi­er Uni­ver­si­ty, where print­ing was taught for more than 40 years. The posters have been inspired by […]

Letterpress workshop at NLS

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land, in asso­ci­a­tion with Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works, is hold­ing a drop-in print­ing work­shop on Tues­day 5 April, 11am-2pm. Suit­able for any­one aged 6 and over, this is a drop-in event … but mind your ps and qs. See the Nation­al Library of Scotland’s web­site for more details.

Printing ‘Walk and Talk’ in Edinburgh

The Trust is spon­sor­ing a joint event in asso­ci­a­tion with the Scot­tish Local His­to­ry Forum. Walk & talk — Edin­burgh Print Trail, is based at the Quak­er Meet­ing House, 7 Vic­to­ria Ter­race, Edin­burgh EH1 2JL, and takes place on Thurs­day 9 June. Book­ings can be made through the Forum’s web­site or by down­load­ing a book­ing […]

Exhibition of maps

The Nation­al Library of Scotland’s exhi­bi­tion You are here: a jour­ney through maps is on dis­play at the George IV build­ing in Edin­burgh until April 2017. Vis­i­tors can wan­der through the maps on dis­play, zoom­ing out from the Library itself, to view the whole world. The exhi­bi­tion includes one of the finest plans of Edin­burgh, the […]

Words on the Street

This week sees a cel­e­bra­tion of Edinburgh’s long-term love affair with books and lit­er­a­ture, with a vis­it from film­mak­er Ter­ry Gilliam who will unveil a 10-metre long illu­mi­nat­ed quo­ta­tion inspired by Miguel de Cer­vantes’ Don Quixote on Jef­frey Street to high­light his love for this clas­sic book. The illu­mi­nat­ed art instal­la­tion will be vis­i­ble for […]

Douglas Grant

The Edin­burgh print­er and pub­lish­er, Dou­glas Grant, died in July 2014. He was a sig­nif­i­cant fig­ure in the print­ing and pub­lish­ing indus­try, lat­ter­ly as the man­ag­ing direc­tor of Scot­tish Aca­d­e­m­ic Press. Ear­li­er, he had been the man­ag­ing direc­tor of Oliv­er & Boyd, and was involved in the efforts to save R & R Clark around […]

Classes for October

Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers are run­ning a num­ber of cours­es on etch­ing tech­niques this autumn, includ­ing a two-day intro­duc­to­ry course which will run on 4 and 5 Octo­ber 2014 and again at the end of Novem­ber. Oth­er cours­es at the stu­dio this autumn include more etch­ing cours­es as well as ones on lith­o­graph­ic tech­niques. Full details are […]