New sports mag for north Scotland

A NEW monthly sports magazine for north and north-east Scotland sports fans has hit the newstands.

‘pitchside’ is an 84-page, A4, full-colour glossy published in Aberdeen by Dave McGinlay, with an initial print run of 6,000.

McGinlay, brother of former Scotland football international, John McGinlay, hails from Caol, Lochaber, and he has another Caol-born former Scotland star, Duncan Shearer, on board, advising on sales.

Shearer is now manager of Buckie Thistle football club.

pitchside is edited by Inverness-based freelance journalist, Bill McAllister, with Charlene Little as designer.

Contributors include well-known north journalists, Jim Dolan, Colin Farquharson and Dave MacDermid.