1871 PSNS starts publishing learned journals eg The Scottish Naturalist Magazine and subsequently its own jounals

PSNS publishes the Scottish Naturalist until 1878.

“In the matter of contributions, suggestions have been made that more papers of a ” popular” nature should be introduced. The Editor has no objections to insert such papers, always provided that science and truth be not relinquished (as is too often the case) for the sake of ‘popularity.’ ” F Buchanan White 1872