Breaking the news exhibition

A pop-up dis­play based on the British Library’s Break­ing the News exhi­bi­tion is on view at Edin­burgh’s Cen­tral Library. The dis­plays draw upon each library’s indi­vid­ual col­lec­tion and region­al con­nec­tions to cel­e­brate the val­ue of region­al news in com­mu­ni­ties across the UK. It is on dis­play 4 July — 4 August 2022. Break­ing the News […]

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 […]

New Type Cossar Press in action

The ‘Sin­­gle-Width Users Group’ has a web­site for the New Zealand print com­mu­ni­ty. It includes a ‘Way Back When’ sec­tion which includes videos of the ‘New Type’ Cos­sar Press­es in action, as well as oth­er videos illus­trat­ing the his­to­ry of news­pa­per print­ing.   B8 Cos­sar Press video   B4 Cos­sar Press video