What is Nutmeg?
Published every three months, Nutmeg is a high-class home for quality articles about Scottish football’s past, present and future. It offers opinion, reflection, interviews, insight, illustration, photography and poetry. It is a unique blend between 196 uniquely elegant pages.
Since issue 1 appeared in September 2016, Nutmeg has become a standard bearer for football-related content. It seeks to leave no reader behind, covering both the science and the romance of the game; its sepia past and its uncertain future. It is a publication of substantial analysis on the one hand, and photographs of Cowdenbeath supporters in the rain on the other.
In a time of so much sound and fury, Nutmeg seeks to be reflective, considered, open, interesting. That does not mean it lacks passion: it is steeped in a deep and lasting love for the Scottish game in all its maddening glory. It is a love that is shared way beyond Scotland – Nutmeg’s appeal does not stop at borders.
Though paper and ink are our first love, Nutmeg has a strong social media presence. We produce online films and a fortnightly podcast consisting of conversation about magazine content and in-depth interviews. Our recent guests have included Ricky Ross, Christopher Brookmyre, Shelley Kerr, Eilidh Doyle, Eve Muirhead, Pat Nevin, Jonathan Watson, Leeann Dempster and Val McDermid. Our podcast is sponsored by Oriam.
We like to meet our readers and to take the conversation off the page and into a room. Recent events in Edinburgh and Glasgow saw us do just that with hundreds of attendees questioning writers and ex-footballers. More events are planned.
Who makes Nutmeg?
From the start, Nutmeg has been a collaboration between established and new writers, illustrators, designers and photographers. We are always open to article ideas, from anyone. We even pay. A bit. And, it is your subscriptions that keep Nutmeg alive.
Nutmeg is edited and designed by Ally Palmer. Ally also publishes Nutmeg and is part of Palmer Watson an editorial design consultancy who have won many national and international design and editorial awards. Before that he was art director of The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday and long before that was art director of Cut, a music monthly that published between 1986-89. He supports Ayr United
Nutmeg’s associate editor is Daniel Gray. Daniel is the author of Black Boots & Football Pinks: 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game and Saturday, 3pm (both Bloomsbury). His previous books include Stramash and Hatters, Railwaymen & Knitters. Daniel also hosts our fortnightly podcasts. He supports Middlesbrough.
We also have an editorial team, namely Terry Watson, Alan Pattullo, Richard Winton, Andrew Mackenzie, Sam Phipps, Stuart Cosgrove, Charlie Taylor, Matt Evans and Greg Gordon.
If you’d like to work with us then please get in touch. We are looking for writers, photographers, illustrators, sales people, sponsors, in fact anyone who loves the game and wants to support what we’re doing.