about

WE ARE

FIELDSPORTS PRESS

OUR STORY

A family-run business based on a passion for life outdoors.

OUR JOURNEY

From kitchen table pipe dream to sector-leading publishing group.

OUR EXPERTISE

An unrivalled pedigree in special interest publications.

our story

Edinburgh-based couple Simon and Selena Barr established Fieldsports Press in 2018 after they acquired Fieldsports from BPG Media. Having worked on rival magazines for the past decade, the pair set about overhauling the look and feel of the 15-year old title. In 2019, a new title called Gundog Journal was launched for anyone who works, owns or simply has an interest in working gundog breeds. Following unprecedented demand in its first three issues, the start-up title moved from quarterly to bi-monthly in November 2019, after just eight months.

In 2022, Fieldsports Press acquired five more titles from Archant – Sporting Shooter, Rifle Shooter, Clay Shooter, Airgun World and Air Gunner. As well as publishing special interest publications, the team also produce books, show guides and brochures for events and shows. 

In a sector where every special interest title was owned by one of the behemoth publishers that focussed on saving costs by reducing pagination and paper quality as well as lowering editorial budgets – Fieldsports Press has invested heavily believing there was a vacuum for high quality publications that surpassed anything currently on the market.

our journey

jul 2018

Acquisition of

Fieldsports magazine

from BPG Media

oct 2018

Launch of

rebranded

Fieldsports Journal

jan 2019

Launch of

Gundog Journal as

a new quarterly title

sep 2019

Gundog Journal

changes to

bi-monthly

oct 2020

First book published:

Game & Gatherings

by Rachel Carrie

dec 2020

First FJ and GJ

Compendiums

launched

sep 2021

The GWCT Scottish

Game Fair show guide

published

nov 2021

World Gunmakers’

Evening show guide

published

dec 2021

Second GJ

Compendium

published

jan 2022

British Shooting Show

show guide

published 

may 2022

Northern Shooting Show

show guide

published

jun 2022

Acquisition of five

specialist shooting titles

from Archant 

jul 2022

The GWCT Scottish

Game Fair show guide

published

OUR EXPERTISE

copywriting

GRAPHIC DESIGN

photography

VIDEO

Print production

digital distribution

PORTFOLIO LINKS

SPECIALIST MAGAZINES

BROCHURES & SHOW GUIDES

BOOKS & COMPENDIUMS

CONTACT LINKS

GENERAL ENQUIRES

EDITORIAL ENQUIRIES

COMMERCIAL ENQUIRIES

headquarters

MACNAB HOUSE

14 BELFORD ROAD

EDINBURGH EH4 3BL