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COMMENT Beating the drum to secure a future for quality Scottish journalism

ARNOLD Kemp’s personal history of post-war Scotland, The Hollow Drum, contains an evocative passage in which the author, then deputy editor of The Scotsman, explores the labyrinthine corridors of the paper’s North Bridge premises: “I wandered through a forgotten entrance into the staircase of the surplus property next door. A disused lift shaft disappeared into the gloom above. There was dust everywhere and the marble tiles on the stair wall were grimy. I felt like a time traveller.”