Letterpress workshops at Robert Smails

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are run­ning let­ter­press work­shops again this autumn. Work­shop par­tic­i­pants will be able to use wood­en poster type and hand press­es to cre­ate your own let­ter­press art­works, posters and sta­tionery, with Smail’s expert staff on hand to help. Work­shops are run­ning on Sun­day 5 Novem­ber, Sat­ur­day 11 Novem­ber and Sun­day 12 Novem­ber, […]

Robert Smail’s Printing Works open for 2017

The Nation­al Trust for Scotland’s let­ter­press print­ing works, Robert Smail’s in Inner­lei­then, opens again for the 2017 sea­son on Sat­ur­day 1 April. For details of open­ing times and how to get there vis­it their web­site.

Christmas shop open at Smail’s

The Christ­mas shop at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works in Inner­lei­then is open until 23 Decem­ber on Mon­days, Thurs­days, Fri­days and Sat­ur­days from 10am till 4pm. It stocks a wide range of items, includ­ing an exclu­sive range of let­ter­press sta­tionery pro­duced on the premis­es. All sales from the shop help to fund vital con­ser­va­tion work at […]

National Trust for Scotland Assembly

The Nation­al Trust for Scotland’s East­ern Scot­land Region­al Group have put togeth­er an event called Dig deep into your her­itage: con­ser­va­tion and con­ver­sa­tion, to be held on Sat­ur­day 19 Novem­ber at the Nation­al Min­ing Muse­um, New­ton­grange, Dalkei­th EH22 4QN.  The event, which runs from 10–12.45pm, is free, and the pro­gramme includes talks on archae­ol­o­gy and […]

Typography and design lecture

Gen Har­ri­son, Com­pos­i­tor and Prop­er­ty Man­ag­er at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works, will take the audi­ence through the qual­i­ties and quirks of typog­ra­phy and graph­ic design before the days of desk top pub­lish­ing. Any­one who is thrilled by the use of a good type­face or appre­ci­ates graph­ic design as an art form will enjoy this fas­ci­nat­ing […]

Letterpress workshops at Smails

These let­ter­press work­shops at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are a chance for any­one with an inter­est in graph­ic design and typog­ra­phy to spend the day cre­at­ing their own let­ter­press art­works, posters and sta­tionery. Work­shop par­tic­i­pants will be able to use wood­en poster type and hand press­es to get cre­ative, with Smail’s expert staff on hand […]

Talk on archives at Smail’s

Ian Rich­es, archivist for the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land is giv­ing a lec­ture at 8pm tonight at St Ronan’s Wells in Inner­lei­then, where he will talk about the archive of Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works as well as oth­er archives in the care of NTS. For more details see Smail’s web­site.

Print event at Innerleithen

Meet the Trust at Robert Smail’s Print­as­tic fan­tas­tic event at St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre in Inner­lei­then this Sat­ur­day.  We’re join­ing Smail’s staff as they help you try out relief print­ing tech­niques and get a bit inky! Par­tic­i­pants will be able to make their own greet­ings cards or print­ed pic­tures. Drop in event from 11–1 […]

Bookbinding for beginners

Book­bind­ing for begin­ners is an intro­duc­to­ry work­shop where begin­ners can learn about all the mate­ri­als and tech­niques need­ed to make tra­di­tion­al sewn hard-back note­book, with step-by-step guid­ance along the way from Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works. On Sat­ur­day 17 Sep­tem­ber at St Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Wells Brae, Inner­lei­then. Book­ing essen­tial: for fur­ther infor­ma­tion and how […]

Printing at St Ronan’s Wells

Inky joy for all on 20 August — join Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works at St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre to get a chance to try some relief print­ing tech­niques and get a bit inky! Par­tic­i­pants will be able to make their own greet­ings cards or print­ed pic­tures. Drop in event. 11–1 and 2–4. No book­ing […]