Analogue vs Digital: We Don’t Have a Choice

The decline in the publishing industry exists solely in the ‘outside world’; we are in a proverbial bubble, protected from the digital threat to the printed word.

STIR is a   creative arts magazine for prisoners, by prisoners. Our hands are not bound by commercialism: our currency is creativity.

We are theoretically digital: we have a website for those on the outside, however the absence of Internet access or e-learning facilities in Scottish prisons means our readers inside rely solely on the tactility of our product.

This keeps the focus on raising aspirations, strengthening literacy and encouraging originality through the arts.

STIR editorial team,  STIR Magazine, HMP Shotts

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