Printers in World War I

Some information on World War I rolls of honour for the printing and allied trades in Scotland have been added to the People section of our website. If you have any information about printers’ war service that could be added to this section, please email the Honorary Secretary or use the form on our Contacts […]

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.

Douglas Grant

The Edinburgh printer and publisher, Douglas Grant, died in July 2014. He was a significant figure in the printing and publishing industry, latterly as the managing director of Scottish Academic Press. Earlier, he had been the managing director of Oliver & Boyd, and was involved in the efforts to save R & R Clark around […]

Dundee Printers in World War I

The National Library of Scotland has added a number of World War I ‘rolls of honour’ to their digital gallery. Among them is the Roll of honour of Caxton House Printing Office, Dundee, published in 1920. The book includes details of the printing career and war experiences of employees, and in some cases there are also […]

Allan Waterston

The military career of Edinburgh printer, Allan Waterston, who recently died aged 92, is highlighted in the obituary published in the Daily Telegraph. He saw active service in North Africa, Italy and Austria in World War II. His war service interrupted his studies at the London College of Printing, and on their final completion he […]

Printing in Scotland and Doors Open Days

September is Doors Open Day in Scotland. This year’s programme includes some printers and a number of other places associated with the industry that are open to the public. On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September, Gladstone Court Museum in Biggar is open. The displays include a printing shop. On Saturday 14 September, the Pen-y-Coe […]

R & R Clark on YouTube

A film about ‘Edinburgh printers at work and play’ has been put on YouTube. It features images from the caseroom at R & R Clark, and descriptions of the social activities at the firm. You can watch it here: