NEW ISSUE COMING 1st APRIL
Welcome to the NEW ONLINE EDITION OF THE PEN MAG
Community Magazine for the Rosneath Peninsula and Helensburgh area
A warm welcome to the Pen Mag, a community publication which is run by and for people living either on the Rosneath Peninsula in Argyll, or within the local catchment area from Arrochar to Helensburgh.
Our aim is to offer a mix of high quality features and local news and views in full colour. We give a platform to local organisations to publicise their events, and to local businesses and enterprises to advertise their skills and products.
Some years ago a group of locals were to be found running round a table in Cove Burgh Hall once a month. It wasn’t some kind of alternative aerobics; when we took over the operation The Peninsula Magazine, as it was then called, was printed on site and the resultant A4 pages required to be stapled together by hand and then distributed.
Over the years the Pen Mag, as it now is, gradually became (a little) more sophisticated and was printed externally by Admin Design in Helensburgh where the designer, Graeme Provan, fielded an increasing number of features and news stories and heroically arranged them into pages.
Graeme now runs Orange Revamp, his own design company but has loyally (insanely) stayed on board to help us with what has morphed into an online product.
As this has impacted on revenue – no cover price, and advertising hit by the pandemic, – we run a “supporters club” inviting readers, if they can afford it, to send us £10 annually. Full details from firstname.lastname@example.org