NEW ISSUE COMING 1st APRIL

Welcome to the NEW ONLINE EDITION OF THE PEN MAG

Community Magazine for the Rosneath Peninsula and Helensburgh area

WELCOME

A warm welcome to the online edition of 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 and we are really pleased to be able to offer full colour for the first time. 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 launch online.

We will further revise and improve the product as we learn more about the possibilities of online publishing, but in the first instance regular readers will find much that is familiar, and new ones will hopefully be encouraged to share news of our venture with their own contacts.