Our influential books on the visual arts are engaging, accessible and affordable, combing high-quality writing and rigorous research with the best in contemporary design.

We work across the organisation, publishing titles for all three galleries that make up the National Galleries of Scotland: the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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As well as producing books that provide access to the national collection and accompany exhibitions, we publish a number of titles on different aspects of art, art practice and art history furthering the Galleries' programme of scholarly research.

This publishing activity enables NGS Publishing to generate income for the organisation. The publications are designed to enhance your visitor experience, and to reflect and extend the Galleries’ educational and scholarly activities.

You can find our current Publications Catalogue below, which includes upcoming publications as well as new and recently published titles and a selected backlist.  For more information on how to buy our books you can contact the NGS shop or look online.


Contact information

  • Publishing
    • Our wide range of publications, including collection guides and exhibition catalogues, is available from the Gallery shops or through the online shop.

    • +44 (0)131 624 6269
  • Mail Order