Electric Thistle

The List is boldly going into cyberspace with the launch of ELECTRIC THISTLE, the new webzine for Scotland on MSN. Words: Peter Ross

The magazine you are holding is launching into cyberspace. The List has teamed up with The Microsoft Network, one of the world’s leading Internet online services to produce a new webzine guide to Scotland. Electric Thistle has now gone live with a mix of features, previews, profiles and interviews on all that's hot and happening around Scotland.

Electric Thistle has been developed jointly over recent months by The List and MSN. The service will be updated every week, bringing the best of Scotland direct to computer screens all over the world It is designed to serve the needs of people living in, or visiting, Scotland as well as armchair surfers around the globe who want to check out what’s happening here.

A new edition of Electric Thistle goes online every Wednesday, with the current content ranging from features on T in the Park to Aberdeen's Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race. Plans for forthcoming editions are already in hand, and will feature coverage of the Edinburgh Festival, Primal Scream’s



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Electric Thistle reaches beyond the central belt of Glasgow and Edinburgh to take in coverage of arts and

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entertainment across the whole of Scotland. The features wrll include everything from folk festivals in the Western Isles to Border battle enactments and what’s happening on the Glasgow club scene. Because it is updated weekly, Electric Thistle provides accurate, up-to- date information on current and forthcoming events, so whether you are a tourist or a dedicated culture vulture you should find it an essential source of information

Electric Thistle is just one of the features available to Internet users on IvISN's new online listings guide, /n//Out. At the click of a mouse, you can access the latest information on film, theatre, clubs, music and other events throughout the UK and Ireland.

/n//Out contains two other webzines similar to Electric Thistle, covering events in England, Wales and Ireland The current edition of the England and Wales webzine The Mix includes features on DV8 physical theatre I company and the Super Furry Animals’ tour. The Works, the Irish webzine, covers Juno and the Paycock at Dublin's Abbey Theatre and Nick Cassavetes's new film Unhook the Stars.

With over 130,000 subscribers in the UK, and 2.5 million worldwide, MSN is one of the most popular online services. It provudes access to the Internet and a wide range of other information resources. IvISN offers a free 30-day unlimited usage trial By : calling 0345 002000, anyone using the ' Microsoft Windows 95 operating system can request the free starter CD- ROM.

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