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Scotsman Newspaper Founded


1817

Perhaps the best known and most respected of the Scottish newspapers, the Scotsman was founded in Edinburgh by William Ritchie (1781 - 1831), John Ramsay McCulloch (1789 - 1864) and Charles MacLaren (1782 - 1866), the latter two becoming its first and second Editor respectively. Its most famous offices were on North Bridge, now the Scotsman Hotel, which had printing works below. The computer age has brought a move to more utilitarian offices, with printing first at a Scotsman Publications plant in Newhaven Road, but now outsourced to the Trinity-Mirror Printing Works in Cardonald (Glasgow).


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