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 […]

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 […]

Scotsman’s 200th anniversary

The his­to­ry of the Scots­man has been explored in a BBC doc­u­men­tary called ‘The Paper This­tle’. If you missed it, you can watch it via the BBC web­site over the next month.

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