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.

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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?

July 26: Aberdeen

Editor Callum Baird will be at St Nicholas Square from 11am-3pm. The evening event will be held at the Blue Lamp from 7pm-10pm, and Callum will be joined by National columnist Paul Kavanagh, aka Wee Ginger Dug. You can get tickets from the Facebook page at 
bit.ly/AberdeenNight

August 15: Cumbernauld

We'll be holding an evening event at the Muirfield Centre from 7pm-10pm.

September 5: Forfar

The National's Consultant Editor Richard Walker will be heading up to Forfar's new Yes shop The Blether In during the day, and the evening event with the Wee Ginger Dug will be at Queen Street Tavern from 7pm.

September 13: East Kilbride

The evening event with Richard Walker and the Wee Ginger Dug will be at the Murray Owen Centre.