Appeal made for printers from way back when

BACK in the days of ‘hot metal’ newspaper printing, it is said to have been traditional for workers in the printing and publishing industries to go on an annual ‘Wayzgoose’ – a trip to the seaside, to, for instance, Ayr, Largs or Dunoon.

An university oral history project is looking to interview anyone who worked in the printing and publishing industries at that time, and, especially, has fond memories of the ‘Wayzgoose’.

The project is being run jointly by Napier University and Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh, as part of the Scottish Archive of Print and Publishing History Records (SAPPHIRE).

SAPPHIRE is an oral history archive that documents aspects of the working lives of people who have been employed in these sectors and witnessed the changes that have taken place within them.