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 […]

Map exhibition at NLS

You are here, an exhi­bi­tion about maps, how they show us the world, and how they are made, is open until Sun­day 2 April at the Nation­al Library of Scotland’s George IV Bridge build­ing in Edin­burgh. The exhi­bi­tion includes one of the finest plans of Edin­burgh, the first map of Scot­land, as well as rail­way, […]

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.

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 […]

Bookbinding competition entries on display

Exam­ples of mod­ern craft book­bind­ing are on dis­play in the entrance hall of the Nation­al Library of Scot­land on George IV Bridge, Edin­burgh until 8 March. They are the entries to the 2014 Eliz­a­beth Soutar Book­bind­ing Com­pe­ti­tion, which attracts binders from all over Europe. Entries are bound exclu­sive­ly for the com­pe­ti­tion and a prize of […]

Exhibition of Miniature Books

The cur­rent ‘trea­sures’ dis­play at the Nation­al Library of Scot­land con­sists of a selec­tion of minia­ture books from the library’s col­lec­tions. The dis­play, enti­tled A Tiny Uni­verse, focus­es par­tic­u­lar­ly on the minia­ture books pub­lished by David Bryce & Sons of Glas­gow over 100 years ago. These tiny books were known for the clar­i­ty and leg­i­bil­i­ty of […]

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 […]