On this day

August 17, 1940

cover page of The Scotsman published on August 17, 1940

The Scotsman





Available years


The Scotsman was launched as broadsheet newspaper in 1817 as a liberal weekly newspaper by lawyer William Ritchie and customs official Charles Maclaren in response to the "unblushing subservience" of competing newspapers to the Edinburgh establishment, and pledged to "impartiality, firmness and independence".

The Scotsman is now a compact newspaper published from Edinburgh, by Johnston Press.

For this newspaper, we have the following titles in, or planned for, our digital archive:

  • 1817–2010 The Scotsman

This newspaper is published by Johnston Press plc in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. It was digitised and first made available on the British Newspaper Archive in May 21, 2012 . The latest issues were added in May 24, 2012.

  • Earliest issue: January 25, 1817
  • Latest issue: December 30, 1950


The title is not available on British Library and library premises