Wayzgoose: A Social History of Printers' Outings in the 20th Century Scotland

‘Wayzgoose’ is a term formerly used in the UK to describe the annual social outings organised by unions and management in the publishing and printing trades. These form a long tradition dating back to the earliest days of printing and the forms of work and social organisation that characterised it. The Wayzgoose was a major fixture in the working calendar of staff of Scottish publishing and printing firms.

The 'Wayzgoose: A Social History of Printers' Outings in the 20th Century Scotland' project investigated the form that this phenomena took, different methods of funding the wayzgoose, how the wayzgoose was advertised within firms and the importance impact this annual event had on the lives of the people that participated in the annual trip or wayzgoose

The project utilised oral and ephemeral material to investigate and document the Wayzgoose as a social and work-related phenomenon.

Spatial Coverage: 
Scotland
Data Creator: 
Edinburgh Napier University
Time Period: 

1936 - 1968

Documentation: 

Index sheets give an outline of topics discussed within the Scottish Archive of Print and Publishing History Records interviews. Access to full transcripts are available on request.

Format: 

Transcripts are published online via the SAPPHIRE archive in html.

UKDA Study Number: 
7198
Data Access: 

Freely available on the internet.  Access to full transcripts are available on request. Alternatively access to original sound archive is available for access at the SAPPHIRE Archive, Edward Clark Collection, Merchiston Campus, Napier University, Edinburgh.