Newspaper Cuttings Collection

Scope and Content

Newspaper Cuttings Books

Administrative / Biographical History

Volumes appear to have been collated by staff at the Scottish Woollen Technical College. Early volumes relate to the Scottish Woollen Trademark Association, later volumes relate to Textile Industry in general and contain a significant body of advertising and promotion information.


Records are arranged chronologically by type following classification scheme

Access Information

By appointment. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.

Other Finding Aids

Printed list plus item level computerised list available in the Searchroom

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies canbe supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on the condition of the documents. Permission to publish material from the Archive must be sought in advance from the University Archivist. Responsibility for obtaining copyright clearance rests with the applicant.

Custodial History

The records were first listed as part of the Archive by the Business Archives Council (Scotland) Surveying Officer in 1988 while in the High Mill. Following the merger of the Scottish College of Textiles with Heriot-Watt University in October 1998, responsibility for the collection was transferred to Heriot-Watt University Archive, Records Management and Museum Service. In September 2000, the Archive moved to the Main Building at the Scottish Borders Campus, Galashiels.


Not expected.

Related Material

Blenkhorn Richardson & Co. Ltd. (GB 582 HWUA BR) and the National Association of Scottish Woollen Manufacturers (GB 582 HWUA NASWM) are both held at the Scottish Borders Campus.


  • Galashiels; A Modern History,Galashiels History Committee and Ettrick and Lauderdale District Council 1983.