On this day

July 13, 1998

cover page of The Scotsman published on July 13, 1998

The Scotsman





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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 National World Ltd.

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

  • 1817–2002 The Scotsman
  • 1817–2010 The Scotsman

This newspaper is published by National World Publishing Ltd 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 Aug 1, 2023.


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