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John Wilson, Kilmarnock

Robert Burns Kilmarnock Edition was published and printed by him in 1786.

Leckie and Leckie

Established 1989, Glasgow. Educational publications.

Linen Press

Founded Edinburgh. Woman’s writing.

LITHGOW, William (1582-1645)

Born Lanark, Scotland. An early travel writer who although totally innocent, was held by the Spanish as a spy and brutally tortured.

Luath Press Ltd

Established 1981, Edinburgh. Fiction, history, guide books, poetry, biography, natural history etc.

Mainstream Publishing

Established 1978, Edinburgh. Books about Scotland. In 2005 entered into partnership with Random House to publish best sellers in fiction. In march 2013 the owners announced that they will not publish any new works from march 2014. Bill Campbell, one of the founders said he will now pursue other business and literary ambitions. He said “It is not something we had to do, it is a prepared and planned exit.”

MATTHEW, Henry Colin Gray. b Inverness (1941 – 1999)

Stated editing a revised version of the ODNB (Oxford Dictionary of Nation Biography in 1992, following his completion of the Gladstone Diaries.

Moonlight Publishing Ltd

Established 1980. Distributors.


Founded in 1768 by John Murray (1745 – 1793). Renowned for publishing, among others, the works of ┬áJane Austin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Byron, Charles Lyell, Goethe, Herman Melville, Edward Whymper and Charles Darwin.

National Archives of Scotland

Established 1994, Edinburgh. Preserves, protects and promotes the nations records.

National Galleries of Scotland

Established Edinburgh. Publishers of fine art and photography. Books leaflets and guides to the collections.

Neil Wilson Publishing Ltd

Established 1992, Glasgow. Food and drink, travel, walking, climbing etc.

New York Herald

Founded in 1835 by James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872), a Scot born in Banffshire and educated there and in Aberdeen. In 1819 he sailed to the United States where he became a major figure in the history of American newspaper publishing.

NMS Enterprises Ltd

Established 1985, Glasgow. Publishing division of National Museums Scotland. Illustrated catalogues for museum exhibitions.

North Star ELT

Established 2009, Glasgow. English language teaching materials.

Olida Publishing

Established 2008, Peterhead. New Scottish writers.

Perth and Kinross Libraries

Established 1988, Perth. Local interest.


Established 1908, Edinburgh. General trade and specialised books. Architecture, archaeology and industry of Scotland.


An 18th century Scottish map-maker. More information required.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Established 1670, Edinburgh. Visitor information, botanical journals, scientific reports, colour plant atlases and plant monographs.

Saint Andrew Press

Established 1954, to publish the works of William Barclay. Christian and general market. Scottish interest, history and biography.

Saltire Society, The

Established 1936, Edinburgh. To increase awareness of the Scottish cultural heritage.

Sandstone Press Ltd

Established 2002, Dingwall, Ross-shire. Fiction and non-fiction based in the highlands of Scotland.


Established 2000, Glasgow. Mostly illustrated non-fiction titles on arts, architecture, symbolism, history and the environment.

Scottish Book Trust

Established 1961, Edinburgh. The leading agency for the promotion of literature in Scotland.

Scottish Achievement, Influence & Heritage is a work in progress