This most recent issue of the BV magazine – don’t forget to use the square-shaped icon bottom right to make it full screen! (and yes, we’re totally different to the original weekly printed Blackmore Vale Magazine – Reach PLC stopped publishing the old newspaper in March 2020)
A modern successor
The BV – the Blackmore Vale magazine – sits in its own space between a free local newspaper and a glossy magazine. Launched in 2020 after the original, much-loved Blackmore Vale Magazine weekly free paper closed, it has swiftly become a trusted powerful voice that covers in-depth community news and issues, combined with entertaining local expert columnists on all aspects of life in a modern rural community.
“my favourite half hour of the month!”
With strong reporting on the biggest local issues, celebrity guests, local profiles, jobs, what’s on, gardening, wildlife, amazing art and photography, local small businesses… Read it on your tablet, phone, or computer; swish the pages just like a magazine, share articles with friends or family… Fully interactive and always free.
The BV Magazine Bookshelf.
All the back issues - click a cover to read.
The BV is the natural, modern successor to the original Blackmore Vale Magazine – it’s a ‘glossy’ monthly digital magazine for North Dorset and beyond. We sit comfortably in our own niche; important local issues and news, along with contemporary rural living. Nationally-important art alongside farming, unique Dorset walks sit with wildlife and the Dorset forager, who leads naturally to the amazing local Dorset food & drink.
Not to mention the pages of jobs, property news and insider tips, business news, All in a glorious high res glossy magazine format with a strong high-end visual aesthetic.
Among our columnists are one of the top five wine merchants in the UK, the CEO of Dorset Chamber, a member of the Guild of Food Writers, a world-renowned Thoroughbred horse breeder, a rising national star in Three Day Eventing, a popular author with seemingly-limitless knowledge of local history – and even regular contributions from the infamous ex-editor of the original Blackmore Vale Magazine, Fanny Charles…
The digital BV is a slice of contemporary rural Dorset life – no tabloid headlines, simply reliable news, entertaining columns and unstinting support for local independent small businesses and community causes. Alongside the insightful and in-depth local news & issues, we have a brilliant team of hugely experienced local columnists, all of whom have had great success in the wider world. We don’t do print – we’re only digital, fully interactive and always free.