Forty-Five Years of Publishing Scotland: Exhibition


Publishing Scotland is the network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland. In celebration of the organisation's forty-fifth anniversary in 2019, this online exhibition explores some of the major projects, events and collaborative activities developed by Publishing Scotland to support the book industry over the last few decades.

Click here to browse through the timeline and dive into some of the old pictures, marketing materials, documents, article excerpts, as well as memories and anecdotes from the past and present Publishing Scotland staff.

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This project is generously funded by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities, through its Scottish Universities Research Collections Associate Scheme (SURCAS).

The majority of exhibition content comes from the Publishing Scotland archive located at the University of Dundee. I am grateful to the staff of the Archive Collections for their invaluable support with accessing and handling the collection.

Many thanks to everyone who offered their time and expertise during the development of this project, especially the past and present SPA / Publishing Scotland staff and members.

About the Author


My name is Alice Piotrowska and I am a fully-funded doctoral researcher at the University of Stirling, where I work in partnership with Publishing Scotland and HarperCollins to examine the last five decades of the publishing industry in Scotland. On top of my research work I freelance for the book trade and volunteer for the Society of Young Publishers Scotland.

Please feel free to get in touch with me here or on Twitter if you have any questions or comments about this project.