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Oldest magazine appoints a new editor

One of the oldest, most respected, countryside magazines in the world has appointed a new editor.

Mark Whitley is to take the helm at The Countryman, moving into the editor’s chair after a number of years as the magazine’s production editor.

Produced monthly, the title is read by more than 80,000 people throughout Britain and overseas, who share its concerns for the countryside, the people who live and work in it, and its wildlife.

The magazine focuses on the rural issues of today, and tomorrow, as well as including features on the people, places, history and wildlife that make the British countryside so special.

Said Mark (pictured): “The Countryman is one of the oldest and most respected countryside magazines in the world, so it is a particular honour to have been appointed its new editor, following in the footsteps of previous incumbents from the founder editor, J W Robertson Scott, to my colleague and friend, Paul Jackson.

“I am looking forward to being a part of another chapter in the magazine’s long and illustrious history of celebrating the people, places, history, and wildlife, that makes the British countryside so special.”
Robert Flanagan, Managing Director of publishers, Country Publications Limited said: “The Countryman is a very distinguished national magazine with a readership to match, and it is a great accolade for Mark to be taking this on.”

Sunday, June 22, 2014 will also see the unveiling of a blue plaque for The Countryman, at Greyhounds, Burford, Oxfordshire, where the magazine was published by J. W. Robertson Scott between 1949-2003.

You can find out more about the Countryman on its website