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Dundee City Council

Promotion of literacy and reading.

Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

Established 2000, Edinburgh. Independent academic and professional publishing house.

Edinburgh City Libraries

Established 1890, Edinburgh. Publish infrequently, but provide web access to digital copies of many rare and valuable images, photographs and prints of contemporary and historic Edinburgh which can be purchased as hard copies.

Edinburgh University Press

Established 1946, Edinburgh. Academic books and journals. One of the leading university presses in the UK.


Edmonston and Douglas

19th Century Edinburgh Publisher. More information required.

Encyclopedia Britannica

First published as Encyclopaedia Britannica in Edinburgh in 1768 by Archibald Constable and others. Its founders and co-editors were Colin MacFarquhar and Andrew Bell, making it primarily a Scottish enterprise. It exists today as a living example of the creativity of the Scottish Enlightenment

Fledgling Press Ltd

Established 1993, Edinburgh. New authors.

Floris Books

Established 1977, Edinburgh. Holistic and alternative living. Children’s books.

Forestry Commision

Established 1919. Environment /science and forestry / land management.

Freight Books

Established 2001, Glasgow. Edits and publishes “Gutter” Scotland’s magazine of new writing. Designs, typesets and publishes books and magazines.

Frost’s Scottish Who’s Who

An alphabetic index of those perceived to influence matters Scottish and of those who either dwell in Scotland or have a Scottish claim.

Gaelic Books Council

Established 1968, Glasgow. Set up to assist and stimulate Gaelic publishing.


Established 1989, Glasgow. Cross-media organisation. Websites and publications supporting career and education services.

Giglets Ltd

Established 2010, Darvel, East Ayrshire. Publisher of illustrated ebooks.

Glasgow Herald (Renamed The Herald in 1992)

Founded in 1783 by John Mennons as the Advertiser. The name changed to The Herald and Advertiser and Commercial Chronicle in 1803, and to the Glasgow Herald in 1834. It is said to be the longest continuously published national newspaper in the world.

Glasgow Museums

Established 1901, Glasgow. Publishing, concerning the city’s collections.

Glass’s Guide

William Glass b. Scotland in 1881, first introduced the guide in 1933. It is the leading guide to car values and not long after its publication became known as the “bible” of the UK motor trade. Glass, an engineer to trade, invented the portable hydraulic jack, the electric switch off kettle, the self-filling fountain pen and the through-the-propeller machine gun firing mechanism.

Gleneil Press, The

Established 1995, East Lothian. Publish their own clan history.


Established 1994, Musselburgh. Scottish interests, history including fiction.

GORDON, Robert of Straloch. (1580 – 1661)

Cartographer. In 1641 he was entreated by Charles I to complete the publication of an atlas of Scotland which had been projected by Timothy Pont. The first edition was published in in 1648. Subsequent editions were published in 1655 and 1662. Said to be the first delineation of Scotland made using survey and measurement.

Hallewell Publication

Established 1995, Glasgow. Walking Guides.

Hamish Hamilton Ltd (Publisher)

Founded in 1931 by Scottish American Jamie Hamilton. Now part of Penguin Books. Fiction and non-fiction.


Established 1819, Glasgow. Book distribution.

Hodder Gibson

Established 2002, Paisley. Educational publications.

John Bartholomew and Son Ltd

Established in 1826 by John Bartholomew. Engraving and Map-making.

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