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Acair Ltd

Established 1977 in Stornoway. The principal publisher of Gaelic texts for children ib Scotland.

Archibald Fullerton and Co

A prominent Glasgow publisher in the 19th century. Books, atlases and maps.

Association for Scottish Literary Studies

Established 1979, Cambuslang, Glasgow

Astwood Publishing Ltd

Established 2010 in Angus

BackPage Press

Established 2009, Glasgow. Sports Books.

BALLANTYNE, John (1774-1821) Publisher

Born Kelso in the Scottish borders. Worked closely with Sir Walter Scott and negotiated on his behalf with other publishers.

Black and White Publishing

Established 1999, Edinburgh

Blackie and Son

Founded 1809 in Glasgow by John Blackie (1782 – 1874). Originally in partnership with others and known as Blackie, Fullarton & Co. Renamed Blackie & Son in 1831. Texts, reference books, educational works, classics and childrens books. In 1902 Walter Blackie commissioned his architect friend, Charles Rennie MacIntosh, to design his now famous “Hill House” in Helensburgh

Blackwood’s Magazine

Founded in 1817 by the Edinburgh publisher William Blackwood (1776-1834) as a counterblast to the politics of the Edinburgh Review. They were the first to publish Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim in 1899. At that time the most prominent authors always published first in magazines.

Blasted Heath

Established Glasgow. Digital Publishing.

Bright Red Publishing

Established 2008, Edinburgh. Educational. Named Publisher of the Year at the 2010 Independent Publishing Awards.

Brown and Whittaker Publishing

Established 1985, Tobermory. Books about I O Mull

Brown, Son and Ferguson

Established c1850, Glasgow. Nautical and yachting.

BRYCE, David and Sons

19th century Glasgow publisher famous for production of miniature books.

Canongate Books

Established 1994, Edinburgh. UK Publisher of the Year 2009.

Cargo Publishing

Established 2009, Glasgow.

Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal

In 1832 William Chambers began to publish weekly editions of the Journal. It was known from 1854 as Chambers’s Journal of Literature, Science and Arts. Publication ceased in 1938.

Chapman Publishing

Chapman, founded in 1970 is Scotland’s leading literary magazine.

CONSTABLE, Archibald.

b. Carnbee, Fife (1774 – 1827). Among others, published the works of Sir Walter Scott and Robert Tannahill. Selected as publisher of the Edinburgh Review in 1802, and acquired the rights to publish Encyclopaedia Britannica in 1812.

CREECH, William (1745-1815)


Dionysia Press

Established 1989, Edinburgh.

DONALDSON, James (1751-1830)

Publisher of the Edinburgh Advertiser, and founder of Donaldson’s Hospital.


DOUGLAS, David. b Edinburgh (1823 – 1916)

Best known for publishing inexpensive series of reprints of American novels. Editor of the North British Review.

Dudu Nsomba Publications

Established 1993, Rutherglen, Glasgow. Malawi in particular and Africa in general.

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