Islander Magazine Put On Hold

The popular ‘Islander’ magazine, which was launched in Spring 2008, faces an uncertain future.

Bryher-based owner Gill Dan says there will be no Autumn/Winter edition of the magazine after the current editors, Jon MacKenzie and Beth Hilton, decided not to continue in that role.

Jon says he and Beth took on the editorship with a view to taking over the full publication but realised it was beyond their financial means to continue.

He said they thoroughly enjoyed their brief tenure at the helm of the magazine and did offer to remain in an editorship capacity. And he wished the publishers every success in the future.

Gill, who also runs Isles of Scilly Inclusive Holidays, says she’s struggled to find time to dedicate to the magazine after the original editor, Alasdair Moore, left to become marketing manager of Tresco Estate.

Gill says they’ve stopped taking new orders and she’s sending a letter explaining the situation, together with a refund of any outstanding money, to current subscribers.

But while she says it’s being put into ‘hibernation’ she hopes it can be restarted if they find a new editor or owner for the publication.

The glossy magazine, which was originally published three times a year, featured stories from around the islands and was noted for its stunning photography by Adam White.


5 Responses to Islander Magazine Put On Hold

  1. Clare Sutton October 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Really sorry to hear this – I love the magazine and had subscribed to it since the beginning. I hope the magazine will continue one day 🙂

  2. Denise Cowling (one of the bridge ladies) September 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Arrived back home from Bryher last night and missing the island so much thought I would subscribe to the publication, so sorry it is not able to continue. Please contact me if circumstances change. Thank you so much for making me so welcome on the island.

  3. JayPaul August 16, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Do the editors necessarily need to be islanders? Guest editors, ex pats from Scilly?

    I don’t intend for it to sound like a stupid question…just wondering

    • Wyn Grant August 16, 2012 at 11:52 am

      What level of investment is required?

  4. Peter Corbett August 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

    That is very sad. It’s an amazing magazine considering its background, location and so on and I very much hope it can be saved. I’ll buy an extra Euro Millions lottery ticket this weekend and if I win, it WILL be saved!!

    Stick with it Gill