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International Magazine Centre

PPA Scotland is a strategic partner on the proposed International Magazine Centre in Edinburgh.

What’s the Idea?

Globally unique, the International Magazine Centre will bring international publishers to Scotland – sharing expertise, creating jobs, supporting internationalisation, retaining talent, promoting magazine innovation and protecting history.

Attracting Global Magazine Publishing to Scotland

The International Magazine Centre will be an events-based venue with strong links to associated creative industries, and magazines at its core:

  • Attract, nurture and retain talent for job creation
  • Global relationships and connections to support increased international distribution
  • International promotion of publishing events and brands
  • Start-up subsidisation and collaboration


Bringing Together the Scottish Creative Industries

A hub for publishing and associated creative industries, the International Magazine Centre will help the sector flourish and deliver new ideas and value to the world:

  • Collaboration, networking and pooled resources
  • Promotion of magazines and their communities to the public
  • The place for publishing and creative talks and masterclasses


Protecting and Developing a Cultural Asset

The International Magazine Centre will be the custodian of Scotland’s magazine history while promoting magazine innovation:

  • Inspire investment in and sustainability of magazine publishing
  • Close links to universities and affiliated industries for research and knowledge exchange
  • Challenge print perceptions while aiding publishers through digital transitions

What will it look like?

The International Magazine Centre will be a cultural hub for the creative media industries, with magazines at its core.

  • Magazine shop with vast range of Scottish, national and international titles alongside a café and members club
  • Large and flexible events space with exceptional video recording and broadcast facilities
  • Permanent office space and hot-desking for magazine publishers, start-ups, freelancers and affiliated industries
  • Exhibition space with permanent Scottish magazine exhibition alongside curated and invited exhibitions on design, digital, illustration, writing, advertising, photography and more
  • Magazine library collection housing Scottish magazine archive

What happens now?

We have recently completed a feasibility study and are now in the process of applying for funding to make the idea a reality.

You can find out more about how to support the International Magazine Centre on their website.

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