As you may know, not only do I explore old history and news about Blantyre here on Blantyre Project, but I have a “sister” website ‘Blantyre Telegraph’, which since 2011 has reported daily, contemporary news.
Well, it’s been a BIG day for Blantyre Telegraph! Today, Monday 08 April 2019 is the launch of our brand new, glossy, full colour monthly magazine!
Out NOW in local shops, priced at just £2, all sales of this contemporary Blantyre magazine go entirely to local good causes. We retain nothing!
The non profit venture aims to significantly boost our fundraising efforts, offer advertising opportunities for local businesses and of course let everybody offline know what’s been going on and what’s coming up!
The fantastic A4 magazine is crammed full of interesting articles, some written by ‘guest columnists’ including some good stories deliberately held back from being posted online. It also now extends the reach of Blantyre Telegraph beyond the 15,200 people on the Facebook page and website.
Blantyre Telegraph Magazine can be bought from Jinxy’s Bakery in High Blantyre and from Strachan Butchers on Glasgow Road. Just pop your £2 in the red Telegraph collection tins and take a copy from the racks! Further local outlets will be added in coming weeks.
Digital copies are also available online for download here https://theblantyretelegraph.com/shop/ but are subject to a small additional charge (due entirely to unavoidable Paypal fees).
We think £2 represents incredible value for money and is a great read for people of all ages. Start collecting all editions by grabbing Edition 1 (April 2019) TODAY!
With thanks to Gavin Watson Printers for their generous help and printing subsidy and well done too, to the ladies at TACT Healthy Park, Coatshill on being the very first people to pick up a copy!
Edition 2 (May 2019) is out on 1st May 2019.