National Library of Scotland

June 13, 2023
Or in Gaelic, Leabharlann Nàiseanta a’ cur air bhog a’ chiad taisbeanadh Gàidhlig aige riamh (to read this article in Gaelic, please scroll down the page).
June 6, 2023
Raucous texts – mocking kings, priests and peasants; encouraging audiences to get drunk; and shocking them with slapstick – shed new light on Britain’s famous sense of humour, and the role played b
April 6, 2023
During April this year the six legal deposit libraries of the UK and Ireland, the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, the Bodleian Libraries, Cambridge
March 16, 2023
The annual Rare Books Edinburgh festival opens its doors with a variety of events in addition to its centrepiece, the
March 9, 2023
The National Library of Scotland will host its first ever dual-language exhibition this year in celebration of the work of John Francis Campbell – a 19th-century f
January 17, 2023
Selections from the papers of Ian Rankin, Scotland’s best known contemporary crime writer, are now on view at the National Library of Scotland (NLS) in Edin
December 9, 2022
The National Library of Scotland is appealing for urgent help to save its vast historic Scottish newspaper collection from degradation.
September 8, 2022
Projects around Britain are making available to the public rare manuscripts covering everything from medieval medicine to the earliest example of Scots Gaelic as well as Jewish diaspora material.
January 25, 2022
Eleven years ago, in March 2011, a librarian came across an enchanting paper sculpture of a tree growing out of an old book—nicknamed ‘poetree’—placed just outside the Scottish Public Library in Ed
July 25, 2011