Welcome to the website of Scot Active
Publishers of The Atholl Quair, The Breadalbane Quair
and The Crieff & Comrie Quair

We are a family owned publishing company based in Aberfeldy, Perthshire. The company is run by Alistair and Linda Barr. Alistair, who is the Managing Editor, is a time served Print Finisher and was the serving Local Councillor for Strathtay and Dunkeld on Perth and Kinross Council from 1999-2007. Linda, who is the Deputy Managing Editor, previously worked for Perth and Kinross Council in the Pitlochry Area Office and was also a Primary School Teacher in Highland Perthshire.

We produce three, Free monthly community publications – The Atholl Quair, The Breadalbane Quair and The Crieff & Comrie Quair. We have a print run of over 13,000 each month with around 10,600 copies being delivered directly to homes and businesses throughout the area.

We are also committed to making copies available for visitors to the area each month through our eleven prime location, outdoor pick up dispensers which are located in Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Pitlochry, Crieff and Muthill. This helps to give our visitors a flavour of the area and further supports our Advertisers and Event Organisers. Along with our outdoor dispensers we have copies available each month at various other locations throughout the area.

The Quair Magazines offer the ideal vehicle for local businesses to get their message over cost effectively and build brand awareness Our tried and tested A5 format, with a host of local information, events and services, sees the Magazine remain as a monthly source of household reference until the next month’s edition pops through the door. This is in stark contrast to newspaper advertising or individual leaflet drops which can easily be discarded, either immediately or within a day or two.

We also publish posters, programmes and booklets for various organisations including The Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Society and Crieff Highland Gathering.

What is a Quair? (noun) (1) A quire; a book. The Kingis Quhair, James I. (of Scotland). (2) A set of twenty-four sheets of paper of the same size and stock; one twentieth of a ream. (3) A collection of leaves of parchment or paper, folded one within the other, in a manuscript or book. (Middle English quayer, four double sheets of paper, from Old French quaer, from Vulgar Latin *quaternus, from Latin quatern, set of four, four each, from quater, four times; The Kingis Quhair is a fifteenth-century poem attributed to James I of Scotland. It is a semi-autobiographical work, describing the King’s capture by the English in 1406 on his way to France and his subsequent imprisonment by Henry IV of England and his successors Henry V and Henry VI.

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