The List (magazine)

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The List
Frequency Monthly
Weekly (during Edinburgh Festivals)
First issue  1985 (1985-month)
Company The List Ltd.
Country United Kingdom
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland
Language English

The List is a publisher and events listings data provider based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Originally launched in 1985 as a fortnightly arts and entertainment magazine covering Edinburgh and Glasgow, the company's activities now include events data gathering, content syndication, and running a network of websites carrying UK-wide listings and editorial, covering film, eating and drinking for the Edinburgh Festivals. The List magazine is now published every four weeks throughout the year, and weekly during the Edinburgh Festivals in August.


The List is an independent limited company and was founded in October 1985 by Robin Hodge, who remains the publisher.

In early 2011, the magazine switched from fortnightly publication to four-weekly.[1]


The List supplies UK-wide listings information to a number of organisations and publications, including VisitScotland, STV (TV channel), SportScotland, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Marketing Edinburgh, The Sunday Mail and The Daily Record. The List′s website also allows event promoters to submit new event listings and enhance existing ones with more information, links and media content.

The List is a leading member of the group of organisations who developed an International Venue and Event Standard (IVES)

The List is a member of the PPA.


The List publishes several printed guides throughout the year. These include the Edinburgh Festival Guide and the Eating & Drinking Guide, which includes reviews of over 900 restaurants, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Other publications include city guides to Edinburgh and Dundee.

In March 2009, the The List published The Larder: A Guide to Scotland's Food and Drink [2] which profiles the producers behind Scotland’s food and drink. A second edition was published in 2011. Several smaller regional editions covering other areas of Scotland have since been published, including Fife Larder, Angus Larder, Aberdeenshire Larder, Cairngorms Larder and North Highland Larder.

Online activity[edit] was relaunched in 2007 to provide UK-wide event listings in a format optimised for use on mobile devices. The site received 2.5 m monthly page impressions from over 1.1 million unique users (January 2013). The network of sites includes dedicated websites for Film, Food & Drink and Edinburgh Festivals.

Circulation and format[edit]

Circulation of The List magazine is 20,000 copies a month. It retails for £2.50 and is the best-selling arts and entertainment magazine in Scotland. The List is a member of the ABC.)


  • Best Online Presence, PPA Scotland Awards 2008, 2009
  • Best Digital Strategy, PPA Scotland Awards 2011

Notable regular contributors (past and present)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ All Media Scotland, 4 February 2011, retrieved 21 June 2013.
  2. ^ All Media Scotland (2009) "All Media Scotland, 28 April 2009, retrieved 21 June 2013.