THE First Minister has pledged to hold indyref2 before the next Holyrood election in 2021, so today Scotland’s only pro-independence newspaper is going into campaign mode.

We need to make sure we’re in as strong a position as possible to influence the national debate – and here’s how you can help.

We want to achieve 10,000 subscribers as quickly as possible – and for every 1000 that we sign up, we will pledge to invest in the paper and boost the campaign for independence.

Right now, we have 5813 subscribers across print and digital – and the number is growing fast. We plan to publish our total number of subscribers and update it every day.

Our existing digital subscribers get access to all of the stories on our website (without all those annoying adverts) – and those on our PREMIUM PLUS package also receive a digital copy of the printed paper every morning. Our print readers, meanwhile, can save 25% off our regular cover price when they sign up for a subscription.

But now we’re pledging to do even more when our readers back us. Here’s what we’ll commit to launching when we hit our ambitious targets.

6000 subscribers

We will produce a new series of monthly supplements targeted at No voters

The National: above 6000

Building on the success of our landmark publication of the full McCrone Report earlier this year, we will work with experts to produce a fact-based supplement every month about the case independence which Yes groups and individual readers can use to convince No voters. We’ll turn this into a Day of Action in which we call on every reader to reach at least one undecided voter.

7000 subscribers

We will hire a full-time video journalist to produce viral videos for the Yes movement

The National: above 7000
Explainers about politics? Easy to digest short videos about why independence is good for Scotland? We’ll be able to hire a full-time video journalist to create content which will be available for all Yes groups and social media users to share.

8000 subscribers

We will launch a Unionist fact-checking and rebuttal service

The National: above 8000

We’ll examine dodgy claims by politicians (and the media) and get to the truth to make sure that undecided voters can’t be deceived in any way by “Project Fear II” (you know it’s coming…)

9000 subscribers

We will hire a digital journalist to work with Yes groups on local stories

The National: above 9000

We all know that the best way to convert voters to independence is to focus on issues which matter the most to them. As a national newspaper, we’re often focused on the big issues – but we’d love to employ a journalist who can work with Yes groups to create articles with a local focus. This could be “10 reasons to vote for independence if you live in Aberdeenshire” (for example).

10,000 subscribers

We will deliver a free glossy magazine outlining the benefits of independence to every town in Scotland

The National: abve 10000

To celebrate reaching this milestone, we commit to producing a one-off glossy magazine about the positive case for independence, printing 100,000 copies and delivering them to every town in Scotland. This will be an invaluable resource as we gear up for the big vote.

Everything we produce for this campaign will be available online after it appears in the paper for Yes Groups to print off and distribute.

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