Tapsalteerie is an independent poetry press based in rural Aberdeenshire. We publish a diverse range of poetry with a focus on new and innovative writing, translations, collaborative working, and the Scots language.

Tapsalteerie started life as a pamphlet press back in 2013 and have since moved to only publishing book-length collections, with our imprint Stewed Rhubarb Press now taking care of poetry pamphlets. We also have a design and publishing services wing, Lumphanan Press, which offers commercial publishing work to self-publishers, publishing companies, and other businesses.

We are currently assisted by the mighty Charlie Roy, who looks after our press and PR on a freelance basis; by Scouser extraordinaire Eddie Gibbons, who helps with our typesetting; and by the wonderful Christie Williamson, who edits our Tapsalteerie Modren Makars series. We give big thanks also to Rebecca Parker, who has so generously given her time and expertise to help the press in the past.

Tapsalteerie was set up by, and is currently run by, high heid yin Duncan Lockerbie. Although his expertise primarily lies in continually drinking cups of tea, he also takes care of Tapsalteerie’s publication programme, book-design, and administration duties.


All enquiries to: info [at] tapsalteerie.co.uk

General poetry chit-chat can be engaged in on our discord.


Most new titles distributed by Central Books: orders@centralbooks.com

For older titles: info [at] tapsalteerie.co.uk

Publishing Scotland

Tapsalteerie, along with our imprints Stewed Rhubarb Press & Lumphanan Press, is a member of Publishing Scotland.

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