Clearing the Blackmore Vale Magazine confusion. Again.


Over the last few months, there has been more than a little confusion locally around the existence of two ‘Blackmore Vale Magazines’ (what was once the beloved BVM). So we thought it would be a good time to clarify things – again.

We launched our digital magazine ‘The Blackmore Vale’ in August 2020 – going out monthly, we’re purely digital, and the only way to read our publication is online via our widely-shared links.
We are NOT subscription only (you can read us anwyhere!), nor is it just a website – it is a shareable interactive publication, you can download it and read it at your leisure, and all previous issues can be read here (there’s a complete library underneath the latest issue).

The BV magazine (we started as simply the ‘Blackmore Vale’ but have chosen to rebrand as the BV to avoid this exact confusion) is owned and run by us, Laura & Courtenay, a couple from Sturminster Newton, living and raising our four children within the Vale, where we have lived and worked for almost thirty years.

In the month following our own launch, Lloyd and Ruth Armishaw – who also own Armishaw’s Removals in Wincanton – launched a free physical printed fortnightly newspaper ‘The New Blackmore Vale Magazine’.

Neither company has any connection with the original Blackmore Vale Magazine, for which all Intellectual Property, trade marks and copyright are still owned by Reach PLC (the exact reason why our magazine is as different as possible to the original!).

And neither company has anything to do with each other. We do not share content, we are very different publications, we are entirely separate enterprises.

If you were one of the many who wondering – we hope that clears things up. If you have any questions then please do feel free to contact us and we will of course be more than happy to discuss them with you.


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