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Children in Scotland Magazine

Charting Scotland's children's sector from 2001-2021

Children in Scotland Magazine, featuring comment, insight and analysis of developments across the children’s sector, was launched in 2001 as a key part of our membership offer.

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 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 magazine online and opened up access to read, download and share it as a free resource. These digital issues remain available to view (see links to previous issues on this page).

Moving online

In August 2021, the last edition of the magazine was published and content moved online, now taking the form of rolling news, responsive comment and short interviews.

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 still offer a high quality publication combining print and digital formats. With that in mind, Children in Scotland's communications team developed a new magazine for our membership in 2021.

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 hope it continues to act as a method to bring our varied membership together to share best practice, debate policy and identify how to help all children, young people and families thrive.

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: people, projects and analysis

More on our new publication for members, launched in autumn 2021

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