Well, it’s getting very exciting here in the domain of the Musselburgh Anchor. We are about to finish the first copy for the maiden issue of this new local community business magazine!
I can tell you that it has been an enjoyable month talking with business owners in the Musselburgh area, meeting some lovely people, and learning more about what is on offer in the Honest Toun. Plenty!
It’s been busy too, getting to meet the printers, and tour the printing press; deciding on distribution areas and chatting with the distributors, organising banking and the business end of things. Now, it is down to getting the issue together.
One area of the magazine that I am hoping to develop is the community groups and interests pages. Having worked in community health and with community markets and events, I know that one of the challenging aspects of engaging with the community is getting the message out there so that people can come along and enjoy themselves participating in what’s on offer. I would like the Anchor to be able to advertise some of the happenings of community groups that don’t usually have a high profile. And I’m particularly interested in health, food, welfare groups, anything environmentally friendly, and generally aimed at the well-being of the community.
So, if you are a community group in the Musselburgh area or you have a project or venture that is not-for-profit, please do contact us, and it will be my pleasure to advertisement for you – without cost of course!
Meanwhile, I’ll get back to bringing the first issue together. Stay tuned! We go to print in a week’s time and distribution is the first weekend in August. It’s still not to late if you’re a business to take advantage of our promotion offers or if you’re a community group, to send through an article or a wee piece and photos about your venture.
Til next time – enjoy the sun!