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 […]

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 […]

Dundee printing works to be used for design festival

The for­mer print­ing works in Guthrie Street, Dundee, where DC Thom­son pro­duced Oor Wul­lie and The Broons. annu­als, is to be the venue for the first Dundee Design Fes­ti­val. The Fes­ti­val will take place over four days in May this year in the for­mer print­works, which was last used in 2010. The You can read […]

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 […]

BPS convention

The British Print­ing Soci­ety held its annu­al con­ven­tion for 2015 in Mon­trose in April: Tim Hon­nor, one of SPrAT’s trustees, was one of the organ­is­ers. The Trust’s sec­re­tary, Helen Williams, attend­ed the exhi­bi­tion on Sat­ur­day 11 April with a sup­ply of Trust pub­li­ca­tions for sale. The ‘Rules for com­pos­i­tors’ poster was par­tic­u­lar­ly pop­u­lar and there […]

Robert Smail’s open for the season

The Nation­al Trust for Scotland’s print­ing works, Robert Smail’s, in Inner­lei­then, will be open for the sea­son from 1 April 2015. The prop­er­ty will be mark­ing the East­er week­end with East­er egg hunts over the East­er week­end from 3–6 April. For more details of the open­ing times and events, see the Nation­al Trust for Scotland’s […]

Monotype event

The work­ing machin­ery of Monotype’s hot-met­al ser­vice is housed and oper­at­ed from the Type Archive in Lon­don. The Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety is spon­sor­ing an event. It was orig­i­nal­ly announced that this would be held on Mon­day 19 Jan­u­ary, but it has been post­poned and it will now take place on Mon­day 23 Feb­ru­ary at the […]

Typographic Hub

The Typo­graph­ic Hub is part of the Birm­ing­ham Insti­tute of Art & Design at Birm­ing­ham City Uni­ver­si­ty; the Hub works to pro­mote the his­to­ry, the­o­ry and prac­tice of typo­graph­ic design. There is more infor­ma­tion on their web­site, which also links to the Baskerville Soci­ety. The Baskerville Soci­ety is ded­i­cat­ed to the study of the eigh­­teenth-cen­­tu­ry […]

Doors open’ at printing offices in September

The Pen-y-Coe Press, Bridge Street, Penicuik, EH26 8LL will be open on Sat­ur­day 13th Sep­tem­ber for Midlothian’s Doors Open Day. Vis­i­tors can look behind the scenes at a local busi­ness (the Pen-y-Coe Press oper­at­ed here for 60 years), and try their hand at mak­ing a sheet of paper. Full details are on the Mid­loth­i­an sec­tion […]

Chepman and Myllar prints on view

Today, the Nation­al Library of Scot­land is mark­ing the 500th anniver­sary of the Bat­tle of Flod­den and cel­e­brat­ing the con­tri­bu­tion of James IV to print­ing in Scot­land by dis­play­ing the first known books to be print­ed in this coun­try between 12 and 2pm — no need to book, just turn up and view the books […]