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How can I access The Scotsman Digital Archive resources?

The Scotsman Digital Archive is operated for Johnston Press plc by brightsolid Newspaper Archive Limited on behalf of the British Library and is closing soon. From 1st September 2021, you will no longer be able to purchase new subscriptions or renew existing ones on Active subscriptions that expire after that date, are still valid and usable until they end.

Do not worry though, all is not lost. All of the Scotsman newspaper pages found on are also available on the British Newspaper Archive website - - and existing subscribers to will be able to access these and much more besides on the British Newspaper Archive website.

If you have saved articles on, you will have until 1st March 2022, to access and download these. After this date you will no longer be able to retrieve these saved articles.

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