Get The Skinny's April 2021 issue!

Pick up your free copy of the April 2021 edition of The Skinny at the following locations across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee

Feature by The Skinny | 30 Mar 2021
  • The Skinny April 2021

A year! A whole year! It's been a year since we sent our final 'before-times' issue to the printers, wondering what the future had in store for us all. 'A mixed bag' is probably the nicest way to put it, but the year's lockdowns have seen some amazing creativity and resilience in the face of pretty difficult odds.

This month we talk to Pictish Trail – he's been ensconced on Eigg working on new material, manning the Lost Map fort and trying to keep his kids from wrecking his house). We chat to Angolan electronic producer Nazar as his new piece debuts as part of an all-online Counterflows festival, and catch up with Helen McClory as her brilliant new novel Bitterhall hits your local indie bookshop like a ton of eerie, gothic bricks. Oh, and our Edinburgh International Festival-supported longreads continue with an in-depth look at the transcontinental, whale-inflected history of the fiddle.

Scroll down to find your nearest copy – the magazine will be popping up in the following places this week (w/c 29 Mar), with more places added to the list as and when we can.

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The cover of The Skinny's April 2021 issue; Johnny Lynch stands in the centre of the frame, surrounded by tall grass. Headline reads 'Living in a Bubble'

Get your copy in Glasgow from Wed 31 Mar

Tesco Rutherglen, Dalmarnock Rd, G73 1NY
Tesco Maryhill, Maryhill Rd, G20 9SH
Asda Govan, Helen St, G51 3HR
Sainsburys Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan St, G1 2GF
Sainsburys Partick, Crow Rd, G11 7RY
Morrisons Crossmyloof, Titwood Rd, G41 4DA
Tesco Barrhead, Kelburn St, G78 1LS
Tesco Silverburn, Barrhead Rd, G53 6AG
Tesco Burnside, Stonelaw Rd, G73 3RJ
Tesco Parkhead, Beardmore Way, G31 4BG
Morrisons Newlands, Riverford Rd, G43 1PU
Sainsburys Braehead, Kings Inch Dr, G51 4BT
Sainsburys Drumchapel, Allerdyce Rd, G15 6RX
Tesco Metro Byers Rd, G12 9BG

Get your copy in Edinburgh from Thu 1 Apr

Tesco Canonmills, Broughton Rd, EH7 4EW
Tesco Newington, Nicholson St, EH8 9EW
Sainsburys Murrayfield, Westfield Rd/ Gorgie Rd, EH11 2QW
Tesco Leith, Duke St/ Foot of the Walk, EH6 8HL
Sainsbury's Meadowbank, Moray Park Ter, EH7 5TS
Morrisons Gyle Centre, Gyle Ave, EH12 9JU
Tesco Colinton, Colinton Mains Dr, EH13 9AH
Tesco Corstorphine, Meadow Pl Rd, EH12 7UQ
Morrisons Hunters Tryst, New Swanston, EH10 7JA
Tesco Penicuik, Edinburgh Rd, EH26 8NP
Asda Straiton, Pentland Rd, EH20 9NY
Sainsburys Longstone, Inglis Green Rd, EH14 2ER  

Get your copy in Dundee from Fri 2 Apr

Tesco Extra, Riverside Dr, Dundee, DD2 1UG
Tesco Extra, South Rd, Dundee, DD2 4SR
Asda, Milton of Craigie Rd, Dundee, DD4 7RX
Sainsburys, Tom Johnston Rd, DD4 8XD

Cover design by Phoebe Willison; cover photo by Fiona Hunter, art direction by Rachael Hood, editing by Devin Clark-Memler