Heritage & Destiny was a non-party-political magazine published in the early 1980s. It concentrated on cultural and philosophical themes, eschewing the more mundane day-to-day political issues. It should not be confused with another publication with the same name: the latter ‘Heritage & Destiny’ is a Preston-based general-interest Nationalist publication which has been published since 1999, and is still going strong.
Although only six issues were produced, between spring of 1980 and the summer of 1983 H&D was a well-respected and influential publication within nationalist circles in Britain in this period. The most notable feature of H&D articles was the depth of research that went into them, and the high literary standards to which they were written. The series on British folk song is particularly noteworthy in this respect.
As the aim of H&D was to further ideas, rather than political parties or politicians, most of its contents appeared anonymously or pseudonymously.
H&D suffered, probably more than most dissident publications of the time, from a lack of financial resources, and an effective distribution network. Consequently the small team that produced it felt unable to continue after the sixth issue. One is left to wonder what they might have achieved if they had been operating in the internet age.