This was a jam-packed week, with Publishing Scotland’s Conference on Tuesday (blog reports to follow), and SYP Scotland’s The Book – From The Inside Out on Thursday. Inbetween, we organised a veritable feast of events and activities for our visitors from Leipzig and Mainz Universities.

IMG_1008Three students and their professors visited us from HTWK Leipzig, and 11 students from Mainz University with their professors enjoyed our organised cover workshops, guest lectures, and speakers from industry (book and magazine publishing), not to mention presentations, industry visits and drinks receptions.

IMG_1016We kicked off the week in grand style with a Scottish evening where we all got to know each other over traditional Scottish food (haggis included), with Scottish pop music courtesy of DJ Dave!

DSCF7067_cropAs is the case when happiness reigns, time went too quickly and we were sad to say auf wiedersehen to the Mainz students on Friday. However, as the sun shone over the Forth Bridge, we looked forward to meeting again in May, and to ongoing and future collaboration.