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Archives and Special Collections: Scottish Newspaper Society

Collection information

Collection: Scottish Newspaper Society

Collection Ref.: GB 0559 SNS

Administrative history:

The Scottish Newspaper Society is a trade organization representing local, regional and national Scottish newspapers (and selected UK titles with a Scottish edition). Its role is to represent, protect and promote the industry. It has replaced / merged with a number of other orginizations including the Scottish Daily Newspaper Society, the Scottish Newspapers Proprietors Association and the Scottish Newspapers Publishers Association. The collection includes material relating to industrial relations, press regulation, the local newspaper industry in Scotland, the distribution of the press in Scotland and the Scottish Press Awards.


Minutes, reports, correspondence of the Scottish Daily Newspaper Society, Scottish Newspapers Publisher’s Association, Scottish Newspapers Proprietor’s Association and Scottish Newspaper Society (1943-2009); memorabilia and publications (1915-2009).

Extent: 11 boxes

Additional collection information

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