The popular county magazine East Lothian Life, has been short-listed for the prestigious Periodical Publishers’ Association (Scotland) Scottish Magazines Award 2013, in the category ‘Best Small Publishing Company’.
The award ceremony will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, tonight (Thursday, December 12), and the climax of the evening will be the announcement of Scotland’s Magazine of the Year 2013.
East Lothian Life will be vying with high quality magazines from all over Scotland for the top award. The remit of the distinguished panel of judges, from the world of publishing, is to identify and reward publishing excellence in Scotland.
This year, East Lothian Life celebrated its 24th birthday as the county’s quarterly magazine. It was the brainchild of editor, Pauline Jaffray, who lives in Dunbar with husband David and son Sandy. The launching of East Lothian Life in 1989 was the realisation of a long-standing ambition for Pauline to establish a quality magazine which holds the community at its heart.
The magazine provides a unique record of both change and continuity within the county, highlighting East Lothian’s distinctive culture and heritage. Pauline’s tireless commitment to producing a magazine packed with wide ranging, carefully researched and well written articles has earned her the loyalty of contributors, advertisers, distributors and readers alike.
Pauline’s contribution in promoting and supporting local business and community was recognised in 2008 when she received a Local Business Hero Award from East and Midlothian Chamber of Commerce. East Lothian Life is no stranger to these awards as it was highly commended by the Scottish PPA in 2009, 2010 and 2012 Best Small Publishing Company.
Pauline said: “It is so rewarding to see the efforts of all who help with East Lothian Life being recognised and 2014 will be its 25th birthday! A remarkable achievement.”