Records of the Scottish International Review Ltd.

Scope and Content

The records of the Scottish International Review Ltd. consist of: correspondence prior to incorporation; minutes of Directors' meetings; estimates of income and expenditure; bank statements for 1969-1973; general correspondence and mailing lists; correspondence with publishers and printers; copy for the Scottish International Review, such as poems and articles and reviews; and, photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Scottish International Review Ltd. was incorporated on 22 January 1968. It had the aim of advancing education in the UK through the promotion and encouragement of the development and study of the arts through the publication of the Scottish International Review. It aimed to compile and prepare, print, publish and issue, circulate and distribute papers, magazines, periodicals, books, circulars and other matter. It planned to promote and encourage the arts by organising, presenting, producing, managing and promoting plays, dramas, concerts, recitals, films, lectures, competitions, exhibitions and other presentations, activities or entertainment of an educational and artistic nature. The Scottish International Review was published on a quarterly basis in January, April, August and December, and the first issue appeared in January 1968 with the actual title Scottish International. Review incorporating Feedback, and ISSN 00369268. It was published with support of the Scottish Arts Council, and the support of Scottish Television Ltd. and the Saltire Society was also acknowledged. The publication continued until early-1974 and its contents included items as diverse as: articles on Perth Theatre, new Gaelic writing, the Scottish National Party and the arts, publishing and the Scottish writer, Antonioni, contemporary Italian poetry, Czech poetry; and, writing and poetry by Alasdair Gray, Norman MacCaig, Edwin Morgan and Pier Paolo Pasolini. The official addresses for Scottish International Review were, in Edinburgh, 23 George Street, and in Glasgow, 530 Great Western Road.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Papers acquired from Father A. Ross, January 1983. Accession no. E83.6.


The biographical history was compiled using: (1) Material within the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Related Material

At Edinburgh University Library, copies of Scottish International Review between 1968-1974 can be found in the Main Library, George Square, at shelfmark Per. 0 Sco.