I was explaining our Scotland Outdoors subscriber cover to someone recently, and they had never even heard of the concept. In a nutshell, we design a retail cover, with barcode, cover lines and eye-catching cover image to help us stand out on the crowded newsstand.

So, i-D magazine – trailblazer among the style bibles of the early eighties, has been sold to Vice Media by founders Terry and Tricia Jones. They will remain shareholders in the business.

WHILE looking in the attic this week for my Black & Decker drill, I was delighted to discover a set of my old Goal magazines from the late Sixties. Bang went the next two hours as I wallowed in football nostalgia and marvelled at the transformation that such magazines have undergone since.