Five-pronged Birlinn turns 25

Five-pronged Birlinn turns 25

Scottish independent publisher Birlinn is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Established in 1992, the Edinburgh-based company claims to be Scotland’s largest publisher of Scottish-interest books; with authors from “Annan to Burrafirth and everywhere in between”, the publisher has sought to create a “truly national cultural conversation”. And with a publishing programme that crosses five imprints, it also has UK-wide and international reach, publishing both new and established writers.

The company was founded by managing director Hugh Andrew, then a freelance sales rep who was keen...

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