Story ideas service extending to specialist titles and freelancers

THE story ideas service for journalists on allmediascotland is now taking email contact details of specialist magazine and websites, plus freelance journalists operating in a specific field of activity.

Currently, Scotland’s newspapers, radio stations, news websites and other media outlets can be alerted to media releases published on the site, by geography.

The plan now is to add to this region-based service with a subject-orientated one, such as gardening, food and drink and sport.

Print titles should email here, with details of their general editorial email address, plus frequency of publication. And nominate, from the list below, which subject-based releases they would like to be alerted to.

Similarly, websites and freelance journalists should email here with as general an editorial email address as possible, and also nominate from the list below.

Aerospace and aviation

Agriculture, forestry and fishing


Art and entertainment, incl music, excl film and celebrity

Business and economics


Charity and the voluntary sector

Chemical industries

Children and young people

Communications, incl telecommunications, excl media and social media

Computers, incl games, excl IT

Construction, housing and the built environment

Consumer goods, excl computers, excl fashion and beauty

Debate and opinion

Defence and the Armed Forces

Design – incl product design and graphic design

Education, training and careers

Employment and industrial relations

Energy, incl oil, coal and gas

Environment, conservation and ‘green’ issues


Fashion and beauty


Finance and financial services

Fitness – excl sport

Food, drink and hospitality


Government and public affairs

Health and medicine

Heritage and history

Hobbies and interests, excl fitness, sport, outdoor pursuits, maritime and yachting, gardening and vet science and pets

Homes and interiors, incl self-build

International affairs

Information technology

Law and order

Manufacturing – incl technology, engineering and electrical, excl chemical industries and IT

Media – incl marketing, advertising and social media, excl graphic design

Men’s interest


Motoring and motorcycling

Outdoor pursuits – excl fitness and maritime and yachting

Paper and packaging



Property – commercial

Property – residential

Religion and spirituality

Science – excl veterinary science and pharmaceuticals

Security – incl safety and fire protection

Sex and sexuality

Social affairs – incl social care

Sport – excl fitness, outdoor pursuits and yachting and maritime

Tourism and travel

Transport and logistics – excl areospace and aviation and maritime and yachting

Veterinary science and pets

Waste management and water services

Women’s interest