It is with the greatest regret that the Board of Scottish Review of Books Limited announce a break in regular publication of the PRINT edition of the quarterly magazine. Our latest funding application has been turned down by Creative Scotland, part-funder of the magazine for the last 15 years. We hope to find new sources of funding and return to full print production but in the meantime we are in touch with subscribers to offer refunds and will retain an active online presence through our website and social media accounts. A new edition of Scottish Review of Books Extra will be published on our website next week.
Scottish Review of Books was first published in 2004 under the management of then chair, Derek Rodger, and Alan Taylor who has been the editor of the magazine since it began. The print edition has been distributed free to tens of thousands of readers in Scotland through newspaper insert, availability at book festivals and through bookshops and libraries. The Board members are endlessly grateful to loyal subscribers and supporters throughout the world.
This magazine provides a much needed resource for readers and encourages the very best of critical and creative writing. It is the only platform for the long form essay on literature in Scotland and in recent years it has extended its reach beyond books to theatre, film and art. And in 2017, those behind Scottish Review of Books started a mentoring programme for emerging critics with the encouragement of Creative Scotland.
It is our intention to carry on with online activity and make our archive fully available on our website. We hope to return to print as soon as practicable but in the meantime join us online whenever you can.
You can read more on this story in the Scotsman and Herald newspapers. And on Twitter and Facebook. The Board are grateful for the support of the creative community.