Print Scotland

The Voice of Scotland’s Graphic Communications Industry


Uncertainty for the Scottish print industry as procurement plan threatens to exclude smaller firms

Scotland’s print industry, which employs between 4,000 and 6,000 people, is facing a watershed moment which could see it continue to grow, create jobs and contribute to the country – or see it stopped in its tracks. There are, thankfully, few occasions in which a single event or initiative can have such a dramatic impact Read more

Apprentices Awards 2018 herald an exciting future for Scotland’s revitalised print industry

Print Scotland, the trade association and voice of Scotland’s graphic communication industry, has held its third Annual Scottish Print Apprentice of the Year Award. The occasion is part of its mission to represent the Scottish print community and to highlight the profile of future leaders of the industry. Garry Richmond, Director of Print Scotland, said: Read more

Apprentices fuel the future of Scotland’s revitalised print industry at Bell & Bain

Print Scotland, the trade association and voice of Scotland’s print and graphics industry, has been encouraging its members to broadcast the availability of modern apprenticeship opportunities. Amongst a number of success stories are those of two new apprentices at Bell & Bain, one of the UK’s largest independent book and journal printers and binders. The Read more

Print Scotland – A certified “Living Wage Employer”

Print Scotland has launched into 2018 by becoming  a certified “Living Wage Employer” Print Scotland has joined the other employers who are already accredited with the Living Wage Foundation. These companies and institutions include 1/3 of the FTSE 100 and big household names including ITV, Google, IKEA, Heart of Midlothian PLC, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Read more

Scotland’s printing industry re-brands as Print Scotland

Print Scotland, the new name of Scotland’s leading trade association for the printing industry, is set on a new path of recruiting as many as possible of Scotland’s printing businesses into a refreshed, invigorated trade body. Print Scotland aims to give a more powerful voice to the industry and will also offer members a series Read more

Print Scotland: putting its weight behind the creation of more Modern Apprenticeships

Scotland’s printing sector employs 6,000 people, and has been a powerhouse of Scottish industry, with participants ranging from small-scale digital businesses, to whisky label printers, commercial colour printers and on to the country’s newspapers and thriving book printing industries. But experts say the industry will face a succession gap as soon as 2030. Print Scotland, Read more

Print Scotland’s Annual Apprentice Awards 2017 at the Lighthouse, Glasgow

The trade association, representing Scotland’s graphic communications industry held its second Apprentice Awards on the 21st of April and presented seven award categories, with the overall apprentice of the year named as Post Press / Finishing apprentice Ross Docherty of Bell & Bain Ltd, Glasgow. Print Scotland Director Garry Richmond said Ross won the top Read more