Scotsman Newspaper Founded


Perhaps the best known and most respected of the Scottish newspapers, the Scotsman was founded in Edinburgh in 1817 by William Ritchie (1781 - 1831), John Ramsay McCulloch (1789 - 1864) and Charles MacLaren (1782 - 1866), the latter two becoming its first and second editors respectively. Its most famous offices were on North Bridge, now the Scotsman Hotel, which had the 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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