Walk & Talk - Edinburgh Print Trail

When & Where

This is a Scottish Local History Forum event.
Thursday, 9 June 2016 - 10:15am to 4:30pm
1st Floor Hall, The Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL

Event Details

From small beginnings in the early 16th century, Scotland became a world-class printing and publishing centre in the 19th and 20th centuries. The talks look at the development of printing throughout Scotland while the walking tour explores some of the printing and publishing related sites in Edinburgh's Old Town.


10.15 - 10.30: Meet in the Quaker Meeting House (1st floor hall) for coffee/tea and to be allocated into groups
10.45 - 11.30: "The Scottish printing Industry" talk by Helen Williams
11.30 - 13.00: Walking Tour (Group A); free time or optional visit to nearby (free) printing related museums [*]
13.00 - 14.00: Sandwich lunch in the Quaker Meeting House, provided courtesy of the Scottish Printing Archival Trust
14.00 - 15.00: "Nineteenth Century Scottish Newspapers", talk by Dr David Finkelstein
15.00 - 16.00: Walking Tour (Group B)

[*] These include the Writer's Museum; the John Murray Archive exhibition at the National Library of Scotland and the Bank of Scotland Museum.

This event is a collaboration with the Scottish Printing Archival Trust.

Advance booking is essential.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a "first come first served" basis.

Please wear sensible shoes and be prepared to walk for at least 1.5 hours. The tour will involve steps and uneven surfaces.
Please indicate on the booking form if you are unable to be in Group B.


You can pay online here now or download the booking form and send it to us with a cheque.

Ticket Type Price Buy
Edinburgh Print Trail - Member Ticket £10.00
Edinburgh Print Trail - Non-member Ticket £15.00

Edinburgh Print Trail - Booking Form (PDF 322.4 KB)


Scottish Local History Forum


£10 members / £15 non-members (includes sandwich lunch).

Event Location

1st Floor Hall
The Quaker Meeting House
7 Victoria Terrace

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