Ossian Magazine

The Second

In the second issue, journalists Tony O’Donnell and David Gow set their sights on Europe for a glimpse beyond the immediate malaise in Britain; Suki Ferguson’s short story finds peace and precious stones in a remote cult; Bridget Meyne revels in the despair of her fellow shoppers; Natascha Nanji takes us on a dizzying journey from Zoroastrianism to designer babies, all through the lens of the humble goldfish; Ethan Davison pleads repentance as a priest stalks a travelling circus in the desert; Maria McLintock reflects on her ancestral home of Ireland during the financial crisis; and Clay Cavender and Bex Liu use photography to capture a feeling that eschews simple definitions.

Released November 2019

The First

In our first issue, journalist Billy Briggs provides us with a dispatch from Pakistan on the country’s militant madrasas; Christopher Silver questions the benefits of so-called cultural capital in Dundee; Niyoshi Shah explores what universal design means for leprosy patients in India; Camilla Brown readjusts to life in the Pacific Northwest; Iva Yos sends letters from the future; David McAllister takes us on a wild goose chase in a corporate desert; Brett Walsh ruminates at home on the boundary between the real and created; and Rachel Sale takes inspiration from Jo Freeman through the veil of talking perfume bottles.

Released April 2019