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Scot, John (1539 - 1572)
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Scot, John [NLS-SBTI]
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In June 1539 John Scot printer obtained a grant of part of a house on the North side of the Cowgate at the foot of Borthwick's Close. He was probably in Dundee in 1547, when John Scrymgeour of Glastree, Constable and Provost of Dundee was charged by the Privy Council to take him and bring him to Edinburgh Castle. Scrymgeour appeared before the Privy Council and showed 'how he had socht for Johne Scott, and could nocht find him'. He subsequently printed some books in St Andrews from 1552-55. His subsequent books give no place, and he may have returned to Edinburgh. He was certainly there in 1562, for he was imprisoned by the magistrates of Edinburgh in August of that year. His printing equipment which had been impounded was on 21 March 1564 delivered to Thomas Bassenden, but was apparently in Scot's hands again by 1568. He printed for Henry Charteris 1568-71 and probably for Bassandyne. His device was Hercules and a Centaur. He possessed some of Davidson's materials and one of his woodcuts was afterwards used by Lekpreuick.
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