What is The National Roadshow?

THE National is hitting the road to bring Scotland’s only independence-supporting daily newspaper to our readers in their own local areas – part of a series of new initiatives to celebrate our second anniversary.

Our team is taking the paper to you because we want to meet our loyal supporters in their home towns and give them a chance to have their say on the issues that matter to them – but we could use your help to make that happen.

We want feedback from our National “family” on where you think we should visit and why, and how your local communities can help us organise a meeting and find interesting stories to tell in your area.

Our plan is to set up a live newsroom in a busy local centre where people can come in for a chat with our editor Callum Baird, our reporters and campaign team, find out more about how the paper is run and give us your local story ideas.

Every fortnight we hope to travel to a different location, set up shop during the day within that community and make sure the next day’s paper is packed full of local news – but we are relying on all our readers to get involved.

At night we want to hold an event where local people and activists can come along to meet our editor and our popular columnists like the Wee Ginger Dug. That’s where you come in! We need volunteers in these areas to help us set it up, get the word out that we are coming to town and encourage people to tell us what’s happening in their area.

Where are we going next?

  • February 28 2018: Peterhead

The National Roadshow is coming to The Harbour Lights in Peterhead at 7pm. The Wee Ginger Dug will be there with his human Paul Kavanagh and The National's editor Callum Baird. Entry to the event is free, but please book in advance via Eventbrite.

  • March 6 2018: Bathgate

The National Roadshow is coming to Regal Community Theatre at 7pm. The Wee Ginger Dug will be there with his human Paul Kavanagh and The National's editor Callum Baird.

  • March 14 2018: Musselburgh

The Roadshow will visit Ravelston House Hotel, 182 North High Street, Musselburgh EH21 6BH at 7pm, with our editor Callum Baird and the Wee Ginger Dug.

  • March 29: Dumbarton 

The Roadshow will be at Dumbuck House Hotel, Glasgow Road, Dumbarton G82 1EG from 7pm. Editor Callum Baird and columnist Wee Ginger Dug will be joined by Martin Docherty-Hughes, the SNP MP for West Dunbartonshire.

  • April 20: Lochgilphead

The National Roadshow comes to the Stag Hotel with editor Callum Baird and the Wee Ginger Dug, and there will also be poetry and comedy from Shaun Moore.

  • May 24: Blairgowrie

Details coming soon.

Where have we been?

February 12 2018: Arbroath

January 25 2018: Port Glasgow

December 15 2017: Troon

November 27 2017: Aboyne

November 22 2017: Aberdeenshire

October 24 2017: Perth

October 16 2017: Eyemouth

September 28 2017: Girvan

September 13 2017: East Kilbride

September 5 2017: Forfar

August 15 2017: Cumbernauld

July 26 2017: Aberdeen

July 7 2017: Skye

June 20 2017: Orkney

June 29 2017: Thurso

June 15 2017: Dunfermline

May 9 2017: Dalkeith

May 2 2017: Airdrie

April 26 2017: Stirling

April 7 2017: Fort William

March 22 2017: Dumfries

March 15 2017: Edinburgh

March 7 2017: Broughty Ferry

February 19 2017: Ellon

February 17 2017: Dunoon

February 3 2017: Paisley

January 19 2017: Penicuik

January 14 2017: Glasgow

November 30 2016: Inverness