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Children in Scotland Magazine

Telling the story of the children's sector in Scotland

Children in Scotland Magazine, offering comment, insight and analysis on key developments across the children’s sector, was a Children in Scotland membership benefit since its inception in 2001.

Over two decades, 201 issues and almost 4,000 articles, it charted advances in practice, policy and legislation across the children’s sector.

The magazine was also listed as a finalist in the 2018 PPA Scottish Magazine Awards (Member Magazine of the Year) in recognition of its quality of reporting and value to those working with children, young people and families.

Click here to listen to our podcast episode 'Hot off the press': Discussing the history and future of the magazine 

Click here to read 'Browsing history': Chris Small's reflection on 20 years of Children in Scotland magazine.

Click here to read 'Cover stories': A snapshot of how the magazine evolved visually and editorially over 20 years 

In March 2020, in response to the global pandemic, we moved the publication of the magazine online and opened up access to read, download and share our resource for free. These digital issues remain available to view (see links to previous issues on this page).

Moving online

From August 2021, Children in Scotland magazine ceased publication. All content moved online, offering rolling news, responsive comment and short interviews with event leads.

This evolution of the magazine builds on the title's history and reputation, and marks a step forward in our offer of high quality, topical and accessible content for the children’s sector.

It allows us to respond to how our network is consuming news and comment without the constraints of a publication schedule, offering scope to be more reactive and timely in the content published.

However, we felt it was important to always be open to returning to print and a member magazine that had been our flagship publication for so long.

The launch of Insight

In November 2021, we published the first edition of Insight. The new bi-annual publication provides a space for reflection, discussion and analysis on key topics and themes across the children's sector.

It complements the online magazine pages by offering space for a considered dialogue that opens up discussion and shares a range of viewpoints. We also hope it continues to act as a method to bring our wide and varied membership together to share best practice, debate policy and identify how to help all our children, young people and families thrive and grow.

Members can access the latest edition of Insight in the Members Area. Not a member? Click here to email for details on how to subscribe.

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Issue 201: June 2021

Our final edition of the magazine, themed around new beginnings

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Issue 200: Feb 2021

Read our special anniversary edition, celebrating 20 years and 200 issues

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Issue 199: Dec 2020

Read a special edition focused on our Manifesto for the next Scottish Parliament

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Issue 198: August 2020

Exploring the road to renewal and visions for society in the wake of the pandemic

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Issue 197: April 2020

Our environment-themed issue examines how action now could save our future

View issue 197

Insight: the new member publication

More on the publication exclusively for members and subscribers

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