Blairgowrie Printers

The Ericht Trust are appeal­ing for funds to enable the pro­duc­tion of a film about Blair­gowrie Print­ers ‘its peo­ple, how it worked and what it did’. Blair­gowrie Print­ers were the town’s local print­ing firm from the 19th cen­tu­ry until quite recent­ly, and in addi­tion print­ed the Blair­gowrie Adver­tis­er until 1978. More details of the film and […]

Crieff Cossar Press Phase 2

Phase 2 of the Crieff Cos­sar Project (rebuild­ing) is now under­way near the home of its inven­tor — Tom Cos­sar of the Gov­an Press. In March 2012 the Cos­sar Press was removed from the premis­es of David Philips Print­ers in Com­rie Street, Crieff in the same way it had been installed in 1907 — in pieces. […]

Cossar Appeal: Milestone Reached

SPRAT is delight­ed to announce that the Nation­al Print­ing Her­itage Trust has made a gen­er­ous grant towards the preser­va­tion of the Crieff Cos­sar Press. The NPHT is a nation­al UK char­i­ty ded­i­cat­ed to pre­serv­ing his­toric print­ing equip­ment machin­ery and archives and SPRAT is very grate­ful for their sup­port. This dona­tion means that the appeal has […]

Cossar Press Appeal Boost

SPRAT would like thank the Scot­tish News­pa­per Soci­ety for their dona­tion in sup­port of the Cos­sar Press project. The Trust is very grate­ful for this boost to our efforts to raise the funds need­ed to ensure that this press is pre­served for the nation in work­ing order. More more details about the press can be […]