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A Broad Scot magazine

Posted: 2011-03-17

A Broad Scot magazine

With the last name of Ross, it is no wonder that my attention was caught by news of a new magazine today. Its a relatively new quarterly publication called A Broad Scot, who motto rather sums it all up; 'the international magazine for international Scots. Celebrating the breadth of Scottish culture at home and abroad'.

A Broad Scot (you know it took me three times reading the name before the play on words sunk in) is an arts publication aimed at presenting the best of current Scottish culture in all parts of the world. There are short stories by top Scottish writers, but also news on business, finance, education, science, and the art scene as a whole - all with a unique Scottish bias. Read about what Scots around the world are up to, and what issues are facing Scottish culture today.

Current articles run the gamut from the history of Scots influence in the East India Company to the story of the Scottish Parliament complex at Holyrood. There are biographies of 'Great Scots' like Sir Harry Lauder and Kenneth McKellar, and news of the popularity of Highland piping in Asia. A broad spectrum indeed.

When I checked the current special subscription offer was 25% off, plus a free copy of the booklet 'A Burns Supper Songbook', a full colour 32-page booklet full of Burns Night interest, including a Scottish Language Quiz.

Subscription prices are currently $12 US for a single issue and 4 issues for $36 US, a 25% discount. Back issues are available for $19.99 US.

It appears that the A Broad Scot magazine is longer being published.

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