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Foggie Toddle Books

Foggie Toddle Books is a small independent publisher (and children’s bookshop) based in Wigtown, Scotland’s National Booktown. We publish children’s picture books with a Scottish theme, including Scots Language titles. In 2021 we were awarded a Scots Language Publication Grant to publish Wheesht! by Susi Briggs.  With our Second Sands imprint we publish poetry, local history, and fiction for adults.

We publish two to four books a year.

Established: 2020


Tippermuir Books Ltd

Tippermuir Books Ltd is a book publisher based in Perth. Established in 2009, Tippermuir seeks to add to the cultural life of Scotland by publishing interesting and worthy books in English and Scots. Our strength is our smallness and love of the written word. Our published titles to date have been purposefully broad in theme – we publish books that appeal to us and/or we feel are important culturally and socially. These include our brilliantly successful The Tale of the Wee Mowdie by Werner Holzwarth, illustrated by Wolf Erlbruch and translated by Matthew Mackie; Hunters Wee Stories from the Crescent by Anthony Camilleri (with a foreword by Stuart Cosgrove), and Trust by Ajay Close.

We welcome submissions which will receive swift, honest, and supportive responses. Our name comes from the Battle of Tippermuir (1 September 1644), which saw an army of Irish mercenaries and Highland troops led by the 1st Marquis of Montrose and Alasdair Mac Colla rout a numerically-superior government army. Tippermuir lies just to the west of Perth.

Established: 2009

Publications: 5/6 per year currently

Types of books published: Biography and memoirs, History, Local History, Military History, Non-fiction, Poetry, Scots Language (children’s and adult – poetry and prose), Scottish interest, and more.

Submission details: Accept submissions by email

DC Thomson Media

DC Thomson is one of the leading media organisations in the UK. Our headquarters are in Dundee but we also have offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen and London – in the world-famous Fleet Street. We publish newspapers, magazines and have diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and books.

Our Group includes global genealogy company Findmypast, leading IT business services provider Brightsolid, premium gifting business Wild & Wolf, multimedia studio Beano Studios and, alongside DC Thomson Media, magazine publishers Puzzler Media and The Stylist Group.

DC Thomson is often called the Home of Annuals as we have been publishing annuals for over 80 years and our portfolio includes best-loved titles connected to our newspapers and magazines: The Broons and Oor Wullie, Beano, The People’s Friend – to name just a few. We have also recently started publishing non-fiction books and graphic novels using material from our archives.

Established: 1905

Publications (yearly average): 15–20

Types of books published: Non-fiction – sport, nostalgia; annuals; graphic novels.


Dalen is a publisher of European comic books in Gaelic and Scots, as well as in other Celtic languages.

Curly Tale Books

Curly Tale Books is an independent publisher run by author/illustrator Shalla Gray, specialising in children’s picture books set in the beautiful countryside of South-West Scotland. The business is proud to hold a Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Chartermark, which exemplifies their ethos of supporting local businesses, protecting our environment and educating children about the amazing country we live in.

Curly Tale Books uses local authors and illustrators in their publications and print in the UK on 100% recycled paper.

Cranachan Publishing

Based on the Isle of Lewis, Cranachan publish children’s & teen fiction with a Scottish flavour. Their Pokey Hat imprint for 8–12s, includes Scottish-set titles, with a focus on historical fiction, while their YA imprint Gob Stopper features fantasy, contemporary, and historical fiction. Several titles are written in Scots to represent authentic voices. Cranachan was highly commended in the British Book Awards Small Press of the Year 2021. #BeMoreRaspberry

Established: 2016

Publications (yearly average): 4

Types of books published: children’s fiction 8-12; children’s historical fiction; young adult fiction, education (professional development and classroom resources) location, Isle of Lewis

Submission details: Please check the guidelines on our website in the first instance. Email a covering letter, synopsis, and a MS Word document with the first three chapters of your completed, clean manuscript. Submissions should be emailed to (We do not accept submissions by post.)