Category : Community Magazines

Written on May, 20, 2016 by in ,

During a recent three-month trip to the USA, where I travelled from Maine to Florida, I stayed at a farm in Virginia. One evening we watched a DVD about recent archaeological finds in the state, which shone a new light on the story of Pocahontas. (It was a farm in the middle of nowhere so our evening entertainment was, on …

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Written on Jan, 11, 2016 by in

I edit the quarterly magazine for Edinburgh-based charity, The Living Memory Association. Each issue contains a mix of feature articles, interviews, charity news, information about local festivals/events, and some wonderful photos from times gone by. For the autumn 2015 issue we worked with Edinburgh Central Library to showcase their heritage collections. All in all the magazine provides a great trip …

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Written on Dec, 19, 2014 by in ,

The Living Memory Association (LMA) do reminiscence sessions with older people, transcribe memories, archive photos, produce books and curate exhibitions. I think the work they do is wonderful, providing a social link for people in our community who may be feeling isolated, and giving them a sense of self-worth. At the same time, through the oral history work, they are …

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Written on Jun, 09, 2014 by in

Morningside Matters, community magazine in Edinburgh. From arts events to campaigns, these hyper-local community magazines for three areas of Edinburgh (Morningside, Corstorphine, the New Town) provided information for residents in the neighbourhood. Stories and photos were focused on the local area, and there was advertisting for local businesses. Readers contributed stories and photos, making the content relevant and interesting (and not …

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Written on Jun, 09, 2014 by in

These monthly magazines (published in Corstorphine, Morningside and the New Town in Edinburgh) had a two-fold aim: to let people know what was happening in their neighbourhood by way of contributed articles, photos and events information, as well as highlighting local issues, plus providing an entertaining and/or thought provoking read. Loads of positive feedback from readers, about the idea behind …

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