A MASSIVE thumbs up has been given to Scotland’s new Sunday National by politicians and the public.

The new newspaper – the country’s only independence supporting Sunday – received an overwhelmingly positive response, with many readers tweeting that it was the first Sunday paper they had bought in years.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop was one of the first politicians to register her approval tweeting: “Good to see David Pratt in the new Sunday National telling the world’s stories needing to be told.”

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf congratulated the team saying the new paper was a “great read” while SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham tweeted their praises.

“Great” was the verdict of novelist Sara Sheridan who said she was enjoying reading the paper in bed while Ewan Gurr of The Trussell Trust said he was starting a new tradition for himself by buying the paper.

The Sunday National even proved to be a hit in Germany with Germans for ScotRef tweeting that they were enjoying it thanks to the wonders of modern technology.

Many members of the reading public confessed it was the first Sunday paper they had bought for a long time.

Reader Simon Stuart tweeted that he was “profoundly impressed” by the new paper.

“To my immense surprise I am going to start buying a Sunday newspaper again,” he said.

There was widespread relief that there was an alternative view to the Unionist media on the newsstands.

“I’m grateful that the @SunScotNational gives its readership something very different from the usual extremely shallow, Union-supporting positions posited by all other newspapers in the country,” tweeted Jim Gibson. “That’s its appeal. Other papers are humdrumly interchangeable on Scottish politics.”

Bill Cruickshank tweeted: “Hey @SunScotNational just working my way through your first edition. What a cracker you have produced. By far & away the best Sunday paper on the shelves. I wish you all the very best!”

Reader Jim Byrne tweeted that it felt “kinda weird” to be reading a paper that had positive articles related to Scots and Scotland.

“I’m not used to it. Well done to those at #sundaynational,” he said.

There was a very positive response to the Seven Days section from former readers of the Sunday Herald where it was once a feature.

“Welcome back Seven Days,” tweeted Morven Gow. “So well balanced. Top writers and contributors. Personal resonance with Roxanne’s column on Uni for the very mature. David Pratt’s spread demonstrates the power of the broadsheet platform through its physical space.”

And reader Jim Love tweeted: “Fantastic publication. Particularly loved the Nicola Sturgeon piece in the SevenDays insert.”