Douglas Foulis

Douglas Foulis, of the long-established publishing and binding firm of Hunter & Foulis, died in December 2016 at the age of 90. As well as working int he industry, he was involved in the work of the Society of Master Printers’ of Scotland. Obituaries of him have been published in the Scotsman and the Herald.

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.

Speedspools is 50!

Harry McIntosh’s Speedspools has reached its Golden Anniversay. He has been in business producing type for 50 years, since 1967 – and for many years to come at the Chepman and Myllar press in Edinburgh. Congratulations!

Edinburgh in Print fully booked!

The free guided walks in Edinburgh’s Old Town, run as part of Edinburgh’s Doors Open Day programme on the weekend of 24-25 September 2016 have proved really popular and are now fully booked.

Edinburgh in Print

The free guided walks in Edinburgh’s Old Town, run as part of Edinburgh’s Doors Open Day programme on the weekend of 24-25 September 2016 are filling up fast. You can book the last few places through this link.

Printing Walk

The Trust sponsored a joint event in association with the Scottish Local History Forum on Thursday 9 June. Photographs of the Walk & talk event, are now on the Trust’s website. Details of future events will be available soon. Fortunately the sun shone!

Edinburgh Print Trail

The Trust is sponsoring a joint event in association with the Scottish Local History Forum next week. The Walk & talk is based on the Trust’s Edinburgh Print Trail leaflet. and takes place on Thursday 9 June. For details see the Forum’s website.

June’s event in Edinburgh

A reminder that the Trust is sponsoring a joint event in association with the Scottish Local History Forum. Walk & talk – Edinburgh Print Trail, is based at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL, and takes place on Thursday 9 June. Bookings can be made through the Forum’s website or by […]

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 […]