Stop press: Millions of news pages available online

Screen grab of newspaper archive home page

More than 6.5 million pages digitised from British newspapers have become accessible via the National Library of Scotland.

Covering 200 years, from the 1700s, the British Newspaper Archive provides access to over 230 titles digitised from the British Library's newspaper collections.

Twenty-nine Scottish newspapers are included in the online collection. They range from long-gone titles such as the 'Chartist Circular' and 'Caledonian Mercury' to the likes of the 'Dundee Courier' and 'Oban Times', which are still in circulation today.

Anyone registered to use the NLS reading rooms has unrestricted access to the archive, which is fully searchable. Outwith our reading rooms, users have to buy credits to view, print and download pages and articles. 

The resource results from a partnership between the British Library and Scottish online publishing company brightSolid. They plan to digitise a further 40 million pages during the next 10 years.


See also: A summary of newspaper collections at NLS


13 May 2013

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