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24 October 2021

40 years supporting publishers in Scotland


40th Anniversary Exhibition: 17 May to 7 June

Our 40th Anniversary Exhibition took place at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh from Saturday 17 May to Saturday 7 June 2014. We gathered together some pictures that represent publishing in Scotland 1974-2014 as well as some information about the companies and individuals involved. If you didn't manage along, have a look at them in our PDF of the 40th Anniversary Exhibition Panels.


SGPA to Publishing Scotland: 1974 to 2014

The Scottish General Publishers Association was formally launched in 1974 which means that in 2014 Publishing Scotland (its successor by way of the Scottish Publishers Association) is celebrating 40 years of supporting publishers in Scotland.

While we're firmly focused on the present and future, it is a great opportunity to look back on what publishers have achieved and the changes they've gone through. We've been looking through our archives to come up with items that give a flavour of the past 40 years and some of them are showcased here.