The Scottish Farmer prepares to celebrate 120th anniversary

TOMORROW will be the 120th anniversary of the weekly agriculture title, The Scottish Farmer.

Thought to be the oldest farming publication in the world, the magazine is part of the Glasgow-based Herald and Times Group. And, says the publisher, to mark this milestone, the next issue (January 5) will feature a 24-page commemorative supplement.

In a media statement, the magazine’s publisher, Darren Bruce, is quoted as saying: “The Scottish Farmer acts as a publication of record for the Scottish farming industry. Through the last decade the printed magazine has become part of a multi-media environment, now backed with a digital e-edition, an informative award winning website, as well as social media communities which interact with our readers and drive audience to both print and web platforms. Everyone here at The Scottish Farmer is as passionate about the brand as our predecessors were 120 years ago and we look forward to many more years of unrivalled reporting.”

Adds the publishers: “The Scottish Farmer is based in Scotland but covers industry news from across Britain and overseas, and is distributed throughout the UK. There is significant circulation in northern England and Northern Ireland. The Scottish Farmer also appeals to pedigree farm livestock breeders throughout the UK and Eire.”