FutureScot Magazine 2020 the spaces in between government, business & technology

Published quarterly, FutureScot magazine reports on the spaces in between government, business & technology in Scotland. We distribute 36,000 print copies in high gloss format with The Times Scotland, and an additional 14,000 digital copies to named individuals across Business, Government, Health and the wider Public Sector. The Magazine is also distributed at key FutureScot conferences - including Digital Scotland on June 4, 2020 - which reaches a regular community of public sector digital leaders and decision-makers.

FutureScot magazine features insight, interviews and reports on digital public services, and digital transformation of the economy in Scotland.
Scotland's only magazine dedicated to public sector digital transformation
FutureScot provides coverage of key sectors within government including health, education, justice and the built environment.

Engaging Content

Each issue of FutureScot Magazine features interviews with digital leaders and disruptors, policymakers and grassroots groups, and is the go-to platform for public sector digital transformation leaders in Scotland. Featuring analysis of government initiatives, public sector technology news and thought leadership, new design approaches and skills development.

FS Magazine Digital Transformation Portfolios:

  1. Government: In-depth interviews and reports of all the latest developments in Scottish 'GovTech', profiling agencies who are designing a new era of 'tech for good' services;
  2. AI: Launch of Scotland's AI strategy;
  3. Built environment: Reporting on the 'digital infrastructure revolution', featuring innovative ways to improve performance, efficiency, data management in building management and design. There will be a full report on the 2020 Asset and Digital Built Environment Conference;
  4. Health & Care: Reporting on Scotland's digital health and care market, and how data and analytics are about to herald a new era of healthcare, plus spotlights on FutureScot's Digital Health & Care Conference;
  5. Skills: Reporting on the digital technologies and practices that are transforming teaching and learning in schools, colleges, universities and their relationship with industry;
  6. Justice: Featuring the latest in intra-agency data sharing, innovation and service design between the principal Scottish justice agencies, with the goal of improving the user experience, reducing victim and witness harm and enhancing public safety;
  7. Smart Cities: Covering the smart technologies, IoT devices and underpinning 5G infrastructure that will revolutionise the way we live our lives;
  8. Horizontals: FutureScot reflects the changing landscape of public sector digital transformation showcasing technologies including: Cyber Security; Artificial Intelligence; IoT; Virtual/Augmented Reality; Data & Cloud; Digital transformation. If you have a product or service that relates to our portfolio areas, get in touch!

Click the button below to see a PDF of the most recent Autumn 2019 issue.

An informed, professional audience


Head of Business Development: Vincenzo Veglia - T: 0131 357 4475 M: 07920 123241 E: vincenzo@futurescot.com

Editorial: Kevin O'Sullivan - T: 07834 404615 E: kevin@futurescot.com

Publisher: Hamish Miller - T: 0131 357 4470 M: 07748 678191 E: hamish@futurescot.com

Our experienced team of journalists and designers can bring your story to life.


Readership & Distribution

  • PRIVATE SECTOR: 35,000 print copies are distributed with The Times Scotland newspaper (outselling The Scotsman by 15,000 copies). Source: ABC audit.
  • BUSINESS SECTOR: The Times Scotland is the newspaper of choice for Scotland’s senior business executives and influencers across the technology and digital sectors and has a readership of 60,000 influential adults, evenly spread throughout Scotland (sources: PAMCo Oct 17-Sep 18 ).
  • PUBLIC SECTOR: FutureScot subscribers include named senior executives in Central & Local Government (Digital Directorate and SOCITM), Universities & Colleges, Skills and other Agencies receive copies directly mailed to their desks - ensuring a high coverage of both public and private sectors.

Media Opportunities

  • FutureScot magazine is the perfect vehicle to communicate your message to the most influential stakeholders who are working together to create a bold vision for Scotland's digital future.
  • In addition to advertising, you can supply your own article/ thought leadership feature for publication or be written by our experienced national newspaper journalists in profile or interview format.

All Packages include:

  • Your article published on FutureScot.com for 12 months
  • An agreed number of hard copies of the Magazine for your own circulation
  • Social media support on Linkedin and Twitter pre and post publication
  • Inclusion within FutureScot Newsletter.

Advertising & Sponsorship

  • Full Colour Double Page Spread advertisement - £4,200
  • Full Colour Full Page advertisement on a Cover Site - £2,700
  • Full Colour Page Article or advertisement on guaranteed position - £2,550
  • Full Colour Page Article or advertisement - £2,350
  • Full Colour Half Page Article or advertisement on guaranteed position - £1,485
  • Full Colour Half Page Article or advertisement - £1,350
  • Series discounts II 2 x inserts = 10% II 3 x inserts = 15% II 4 x inserts = 20%

Publication Dates & Copy Deadlines 2020

  • Spring Edition published Saturday 28th March. Copy - 10 March
  • Summer Edition published Saturday 27th June. Copy 9th June
  • Autumn Edition published Saturday 26th September. Copy 8th September
  • Winter Edition published 19 December. Copy 1st December.

Technical Specification:

Once you have booked, check that you have the correct ad sizes and shapes. *Please discuss the style of your Advertorial, and what images you want included with your Account Manager before confirming the amount of text and number of words.

  • Full page colour
  • Trim: w220mm x h 265mm
  • Bleed: w226mm x h271mm
  • *Advertorial: Max 500 words & images
  • Double Page Spread
  • Trim: w440mm x h265mm
  • Bleed: w446mm x h271mm
  • Advertorial: Max 1000 words & images
  • 1/2 page horizontal advertisement
  • Trim: w200mm x h120mm