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ROBERT BURNS. BLACKIE & SON, GLASGOW, EDINBURGH & LONDON. Engraver Robinson, Henry, active 1827-72 and Artist Nasmyth, Alexander, 1758-1840

Bard’s manuscripts to go on display on Burns Day

Burns fans are urged to visit Kelvin Hall, Glasgow on Burns Day (Friday 25 January) for a glance at rare manuscripts containing some of his most provocative social commentary.

A Winter Ship by Sylvia Plath, printed by Tragara Press in 1960

Sylvia Plath’s first work added to the national collections

The National Library of Scotland has acquired the first standalone publication of Sylvia Plath’s work – which was printed in Edinburgh.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Library’s gift to the world to mark Britannica’s 250th anniversary

The National Library of Scotland has published online a rare first edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica to mark its 250th anniversary.

National Library of Scotland

Dundee and Glasgow pupils scoop national filmmaking awards

A dancing duo from Dundee and an acrostic ensemble from Glasgow are the winning films in the National Library of Scotland’s ‘One Minute Film’ competition.

From the National Library of Scotland’s copy of the Gutenberg Bible: the first page of Volume 2 with the beginning of the Old Testament Book of Proverbs

Gutenberg Bible to go on display for one day only

One of the world’s most treasured books, the Gutenberg Bible, will go on display at the National Library of Scotland on Thursday (22 November).

Exhibition poster

Was it a better world?

A major exhibition exploring life in Scotland after the First World War opens tomorrow, Friday (16 November).

In collaboration with Creative Scotland, the National Library of Scotland has appointed Dr Michael Dempster as the new Scots Scriever. He will promote the use of the Scots language across Scotland and will be based at the library for a two-year residency. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

Prominent Scots linguist secures Scriever residency

Dr Michael Dempster has just been named as the successful Scots Scriever and will soon begin his two-year residency at the National Library of Scotland.