Established in Burns' country in 1981, Luath Press is now based on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.


Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns' collie Luath (Gaelic meaning swift or nimble) which tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life.Burns called one of The Twa Dogs Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal.

Luath offers you distinctive writing with a hint of unexpected pleasures.


Luath Press


Luath are convinced that the mark of good writing is that it connects with the reader, and their stock reflects this. A range of Luath's titles are available in The Scottish Design Exchange, inclduing books on football, novels, indyref, poetry, Scots and Scottish regional, local and national history.

Luath also publish collections such as 100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems which features a vibrant selection of the best Scottish love poems, and which spans centuries and feelings of affection and desire.

Read more on the Luath Press Ltd. Homepage.