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As a major employer in twentieth century Scottish industry, whose importance has been widely acknowledged, the print and publishing industry has a social, economic and cultural history which has been little researched and documented. The SAPPHIRE initiative has been set up as the first sustained attempt to fill this gap within that knowledge of the industry.

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40 Years of Scottish Publishing, 1974-2014

In May 2014 SAPPHIRE joined forces with Publishing Scotland to create an exhibition celebrating 40 years of Scottish Publishing. For further information, see…

SAPPHIRE documents the Wayzgoose phenomenon

As part of its commitment to making resources available on the social and cultural history of the print trade, SAPPHIRE has added new material to its site about the Wayzgoose phenomenon. 'Wayzgoose'…

SAPPHIRE SITE CONTINUES TO HIT MILESTONES IN VISITOR NUMBERS

As of 27 March 2014, the SAPPHIRE website continues to maintain milestone viewer numbers, notching up its 46,000th visitor since site monitoring began in 2007. In the three years since last site…

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