Robert Smail’s opening for 2022

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works reopens on Fri­day 1 April for the 2022 sea­son. Spaces are lim­it­ed and access to the print­ing works is by pre-booked time slots only. For more details and how to book, see Smail’s page on the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s website. 

Letterpress workshops at Robert Smail’s

Spend the day with expert staff at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works for a one-day work­shop in Scot­land’s old­est con­tin­u­al­ly oper­a­tional let­ter­press print­ers. Cre­ate let­ter­press art­work, poster, post­card, or greet­ings card up to A3 size. For all lev­els of abil­i­ty from the age of 14 up. For more details, and how to book see event website.

Robert Smail’s Printing Works is open

If you are plan­ning a day out, Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works in Inner­lei­then is open 1pm to 5pm, Fri­days to Mon­days each week­end. For full details of cur­rent arrange­ments are on the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s website.

Letterpress workshops at Robert Smail’s

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works at Inner­lei­then are run­ning let­ter­press work­shops again this autumn, for both begin­ners and and for peo­ple with a bit more expe­ri­ence. They are tak­ing place on the week­ends of 2/3, 9/10 and 16/17 Novem­ber 2019. For more details of prices and how to book see Smail’s Face­book page, email smails@nts.org.uk or […]

Robert Smail’s re-opens for 2019

The Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s print­ing works, Robert Smail’s in Inner­lei­then, re-opens for the sea­son on Mon­day 1 April. For full details of open­ing hours for this sea­son, and how to get there, see their website.

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 talk. […]