Owned and edited locally


Launched in 2020, Border Country is a  bi-monthly lifestyle magazine, celebrating the culture and countryside, people and places of the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland. Available to order online now and at selected retailers.

About Us


Owned and edited locally

Border Country magazine is founded, owned, edited and published by experienced Borders journalist Phil Johnson through his company Cross Border Media Ltd. A former editor of the Southern Reporter, Berwickshire News and Berwick Advertiser, Phil spent ten years at The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday and continues to do sub-editing work for both national titles. Having worked in PR and as a freelance journalist, he is well connected across the region and beyond.


Only lifestyle magazine covering the Scottish Borders

Launching in January 2020, Border Country is the only lifestyle magazine on the market covering the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland. It champions and celebrates local people, places, culture and countryside. Featuring the best local writers and stunning Borders photography, the  full-colour bi-monthly publication is also the perfect place for Borders businesses to advertise their goods and services. Border Country is an small, independent publication, owned and edited locally.