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A new display at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh celebrates the 200th anniversary of 'The Scotsman' newspaper.
One of the highlights on show is the newspaper's first issue, which went on sale in Edinburgh on 25 January 1817.
Produced jointly by the Library and 'The Scotsman', the display tells of landmark developments in the newspaper's history and how it kept Scots informed of major events down the centuries.
Lawyer William Ritchie and customs official Charles Maclaren launched 'The Scotsman' as a liberal weekly newspaper, promising to publish news and opinions 'without fear or favour'. Although only 300 copies of that first issue were sold, the paper grew over the years to become recognised as one of the great newspapers of the world.
'The Scotsman' display uses material from the Library's own collection and items on loan from the newspaper’s archive. It marks the culmination of a year of celebration of the paper's anniversary.
Read more in 'The Scotsman' display media release.
18 January 2018