NMS Enterprises Limited - Publishing is the
publishing division of National Museums Scotland.
We produce lavishly illustrated catalogues for Museum
exhibitions such as The Jacobites; Scotland's Early
Silver; Catherine the Great; Rip it up: The story
of Scottish pop; Embroidered Stories: Scottish
Samplers and Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of
Scotland (the book of the summer exhibition in 2019).
Our very varied list includes: The Lewis Chessmen
Unmasked; Early Medieval Scotland; Commando
Country; Scottish Photography: The First Thirty
Years; Bagpipes: A National Collection of a National
Instrument; Jock's Jocks: Voices of Scottish Soldiers from
the First World War and Sir Walter Scott: A Life in
Story. In 2005 we published Weights and Measures in
Scotland winner of the Saltire Society/National Library of
Scotland Research Book of the Year Award.
With the European Ethnological Research Centre (EERC), an
independent research body within Celtic and Scottish Studies at
Edinburgh University, we publish the Flashbacks series of oral
histories including Stranraer and District Lives: Voices in
Trust and Whithorn: An Economy of People, 1920-1960;
and A Swedish Field Trip to the Outer Hebrides, 1934.
We also publish the Scotties activity series for young readers
at home or at school: the 16 titles currently available include
The Jacobites; Mary, Queen of Scots;
Scotland's Vikings; and Scottish Kings and
Most of our books come through Museum curators or are
commissioned, but the Publishing Director is open to ideas of
scholarly or popular Scottish interest in our subject areas.
Established: 1985 as National Museums of
Scotland; 2002 as NMS Enterprises Limited - Publishing
Publications (yearly average): 10
Types of books published: Trade; scholarly books
on history, art, archaeology, science, technology, geology,
ethnography, natural history; popular Scottish history and culture;
biography; photographic archive.
Submission details: Send an outline and a
covering letter in the first instance.
People: Lesley Taylor (Publishing Director),
Kate Blackadder (Marketing and Publicity), Lynne Reilly (Production
Editor), Margaret Wilson (Administrator).
Address: NMS Enterprises Limited - Publishing,
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Tel: 0131 247 4026
Fax: 0131 247 4012
Representation: NMS Enterprises Limited -
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