THREE acclaimed magazine publishers are set to hold interviews at Waterstones as part of the Edinburgh International Magazine Festival.

The festival is the first of its kind – and aims to be an opportunity to celebrate the place of magazines in culture, as well as a way to meet the people behind the titles. Taking place across Edinburgh, it will feature events for a wide range of audiences – from families to magazine professionals.

The interviews are on September 16, 6pm at Waterstones, 128 Princes Street in Edinburgh and will host a range of industry talents, from photographers, to columnists.

The first interview will feature internationally acclaimed photographer David Eustace, who joins The RPS Journal editor Kathleen Morgan. Eustace’s international career has seen him work for major advertising clients and magazines GQ, Tatler and Vogue, and across numerous high-profile projects including USA Networks, Anthropologie, NYC’s Scotland Week and Panasonic.

Interview two features author and magazine columnist Fiona Gibson, who joins SWI’s Women Together editor Pauline Burnett to talk triumphs, tribulations and tricky situations. As a self-confessed magazine addict, Gibson started working on teen bible Jackie at the age of 17, before becoming editor of the hugely popular more! magazine. There she dreamed up a feature called Position of the Fortnight, sold 400,000 copies a month and inspired a nation of ladettes.

The third interview is by writer and broadcaster Daniel Gray and photographer Alan McCredie from Nutmeg who give insight into the magazine. McCredie and Gray provide Nutmeg magazine’s photo essays on all aspects of Scottish football culture. Here they reminisce about the magazines of their youths and give an insight into Nutmeg.

Full price tickets for the evening cost £12 and include a glass of wine, and those who have signed up as an International Magazine Centre Patron from $1/month get free entry.