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Back Issues: Event 1 Digest
The launch issue of a magazine tends to flaunt its novelty, but the much-delayed  start to this project was focused more on backstory. The network’s first meeting (24 February 2021) began with a short talk by Patrick Collier, developing the themes o (More)
Introducing the Scottish Magazines Network
Welcome! This introductory blog is really an expansion of the ‘About’ section, (More)
Mag Memories: A London Subscriber
Robin Kinross observes the 1970s scene from a friendly distance, with an expert eye on design and typography I have always lived in the south of England, though grew up in what I felt was a Scottish micro-environment. My parents were both Edin (More)
Mag Memories: A Can of Worms and Chapman
Joy Hendry looks back on the long, storied and combative history of Chapman, 'Scotland's Quality Literary Magazine' More)
'Mind that Magazine?' Event 2 Digest
The public launch of the network was held 12 May 2021, as an audience of 40 scholars, students and former editors gathered (online) to ‘Mind that Magazine’. We began with two special guests: Peter Kravitz and Glenda Norquay reflecting on the overlap (More)
Mag Memories: The Day I Received a Death Threat
Ahead of our public launch event on 5 May, we'll be running a number of blogs and podcasts sharing the memories of magazinists.  To start us off, Prof Alistair McCleery offers a behind- (More)
Some Scottish Magazine Sources
Inspired by Patrick Collier’s opening blog and talk, w (More)
Profile: Question Magazine
A key aim of the network is recovering lost or forgotten magazines. Ben Jackson revisits Question Magazine, 'the independent political review for Scotland' On 6 September 1 (More)
Modern Scottish Magazines - A Long View
The focus of this network begins in the 1960s, but there is a much deeper history of Scottish magazines. Charlotte Lauder takes a longer view. Modern Scottish magazines have a long history. We can start with the Scots Magazine, established in 1739 a (More)
Six or Seven (or so) Ways to Read a Magazine
How should we read and study the magazine, viewed as text, artefact or cultural form? Patrick Collier offers a stimulating crash-course in theorising magazine culture.   More)
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