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History Scotland - The world's premier Scottish history magazine

History Scotland - The world's premier Scottish history magazine

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History Scotland is Scotland's premier history magazine, providing fascinating features on topics from all branches and periods of Scottish history and archaeology, written by leading historians, archaeologists and museum curators.

Every issue of History Scotland has in-depth news on the latest research, discoveries and exhibitions; updates from local history and archaeology projects; expert book reviews; opinion columns by leading figures; spotlights on the country’s most significant historical archives; and a comprehensive guide to forthcoming events, lectures, society meetings and exhibitions. Reader can also take advantage of fantastic discounts with the popular History Scotland Book Club.

The hugely popular bi-monthly magazine was launched in October 2001 at the Royal Museum in Edinburgh by Professor Christopher Smout, Historiographer Royal. It is backed by the Scottish history and archaeology professions with leading representatives from a variety of different disciplines on the Editorial Board.

The magazine is a must-read for anyone with a passion for Scotland's rich history and heritage.

This app allows you to download full digital issues of History Scotland. One issue of your choice is included with this purchase and can be downloaded without further charge.

This is a free app download. Within the app users can purchase the current issue and back issues.
Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the next released issue.
Available subscriptions are:

6 months: £8.99/ US$12.99 [3 issues]
12 months: £16.99/ US$23.99 [6 issues]

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period, you will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased

Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us:
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