Scottish Printing Archival Trust

About this Organisation

The Scottish Printing Archival Trust was formed in 1988 to conserve ‘knowledge and examples of Scotland’s printing heritage for the benefit of the public and print/media education’ and promotes interest in the history of the Scottish printing industry, which is one of Scotland’s oldest.

Although the Trust does not hold any archival collections itself, it works with institutions across Scotland to ensure that printing archives and artefacts are not lost. Some resources have been digitised and are available through our website.

The Trust published books on printing in Scotland, and organises events such as guided walks and letterpress printing demonstrations/workshops. Events are announced on our website and on Twitter (@PrintScot).

Organisation Type

Directory of Resources


Entry last updated: April 23rd, 2018

Resources Available

Title Description Type
Bibliography of Scottish Printing

A bibliography of books and journal articles relating to the history of the printing industry in Scotland. It includes some general works about the UK industry, but mainly relates to companies, trade bodies and individuals operating within the industry in Scotland.


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