THE National is Scotland’s only pro-independence newspaper – and now, you can try out a Premium Plus subscription to our website for free.

We’ve got big plans for 2022. So, for a limited time, if you aren’t already part of The National family, you can take out a free 30-day digital subscription.

You'll also save more than 25% on an annual subscription if you take it out following the trial, paying £86 and receiving an Arran Gin Hamper gift to go with it. Our monthly subscription price is £9.99.


At the heart of our mission is advancing the Yes cause, and so you’ll have access to and be supporting top analysis and reaction to the latest news from the likes of Lesley Riddoch and Ruth Wishart.

With a subscription, you’ll have an advert-light experience on our website and have unlimited access to all our stories, including premium articles.

You’ll have access to our daily digital edition, a digital replica of the newspaper, including the Sunday. Plus, free access to the Scottish Gardener, Scottish Mountaineer and Scottish Walks and Cycling magazines.


When you head over to our subscriptions page at you’ll see three options:

  • Our Premium subscription
  • Our Premium Plus subscription
  • Our Print Only subscription

Our 30-day free trial can be found under the “Premium Plus” plan – again, that’s free for 30 days, then £9.99 monthly afterwards or £86 for a whole year if you choose to stick with us.


We’re on top of all the Yes news across Scotland – but there’s more to The National than that.

We also celebrate Scotland, reporting on the good news, not just the doom and gloom. Whether that’s our fantastic renewables, amazing people or a community making progress in battles over land ownership – we’ll be telling those stories.

Our world affairs coverage includes pieces from the likes of renowned foreign correspondent David Pratt.

Plus, if you’re interested in the history of Scotland, we’re telling the full and true story of this nation’s past.

If you’d like to try out a subscription now, visit

National editor Callum Baird said: “We’re really proud of our reporting – from the effect of Brexit on businesses to the latest from communities up and down Scotland.

“We’ve also got Scotland’s top range of columnists, whose analysis is a key companion to a busy year for the country and for independence.

“There’s so much more, too, which is why we’re offering this 30-day free trial – we’d love to see more people joining The National family as we move towards an independent Scotland.”

T&Cs apply. Offer ends 31st January 2022 at 23:59pm GMT. New subscribers, over 18s and UK residents only for gift redemption. Offer only valid on Premium Plus digital subscriptions. Subscription auto-renews unless cancelled. After the initial 30-day trial period, monthly subscription will be charged at £9.99 per month or annual will be charged at £86 per year. Offer is exempt from gifting subscriptions. Approximate retail value of gift £40. Gift will be posted by February 2022. Any issues with your gift must be made known to the subscriptions department within seven days of receipt. All subscriptions can be cancelled and refunded within 14 days of purchase. This offer is available while stocks last & The National reserves the right to change or remove the offer at any time or to offer an alternative gift. Please see for full details.