On this day

May 25, 1949

cover page of The Scotsman published on May 25, 1949

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.


The entire or part of this title is currently not available in British Library Reading Rooms and library premises