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The Paper Thistle: 200 Years of the Scotsman

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For two centuries The Scotsman newspaper has been at the heart of the nation, uncovering corruption, skewering politicians, celebrating the arts and prepared to defend its views, even at the point of a pistol. This documentary tells the story of one of Britain's most famous newspapers and how over two centuries it has reflected and shaped the nation.

Cast & Crew

Director John McLaverty
Executive Producer Michael McAvoy
Producer John McLaverty


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