May 29, 2023

Scottish Newspaper Archive Featuring Almost 1,000 Titles Saved After Fundraising Success

A bid to save a collection of almost 1,000 historic newspapers has succeeded after raising more than £115,000 ($141980 US dollars) in six months.

The National Library of Scotland launched the ‘Save Our Stories’ campaign, backed by The Scotsman, after warning around two-thirds of the newspapers in its archives risked being lost unless “essential conservation and preservation work” was carried out.

The collection, which dates from as early as 1641, comprises 961 titles from all over Scotland and features rare editions such as the first copy of The Scotsman, pictured, from 1817.

The required work will now be carried out following the successful fundraising drive.

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