TODAY is your last chance to get 1000 Scotcoin when you sign up for a subscription with The National.

All existing print and digital subscribers are entitled to take up the offer, as well as anyone who signs up for a subscription before 11:59pm tonight.

Don’t worry if you haven’t claimed your Scotcoin wallet by that deadline – we’ll have a grace period to sort through all the admin.

If you’re an existing subscriber and have not yet received an email detailing how to claim your Scotcoin, get in touch with by email for details.

You can subscribe to The National for as little as £2 for two months – visit the online version of this article, which you’ll find pinned in a small bar above the main story on our website, for more information.

Scotcoin is a Scottish cryptocurrency – like Bitcoin and Ethereum – and as such is part of a global market now valued at around $2.3 trillion.

Scotcoin is linked to The Scotcoin Project CIC (Community Interest Company), and has already worked with groups such as Social Bite and Emmaus and with fellow CICs such as the Scottish Design Exchange.

The vision behind Scotcoin is “to help facilitate a better Scotland using digital currency as the fuel to help deliver lasting change”. It is a member of both Fintech Scotland and CryptoUK.

Scotcoin Project director Temple Melville said: “Scotcoin is an ethical digital currency, fully focused on supporting good causes that address social and environmental challenges; it directly helps the ‘citizen-in-need’ and demonstrates that innovations like ‘crypto’ currencies can be a force for good.

“This is a ground-up project, where everyone can make a difference. Scotcoin is a great Scottish brand, currency and force for good. A fair Scotland where no-one gets left behind – that’s our ambition!”

More than 1000 National subscribers had taken up the offer of a Scotcoin wallet not long after the promotion was launched.

National editor Callum Baird said: “We’re always looking for ways to give extra value to our subscriptions, such as this offer.

“It’s through the support given by sales and subscriptions that the paper can continue to thrive and buck wider trends.”