THE local elections are over, but the hypocrisy, lies and general incompetence of the Tory party and UK Government are as prolific as ever. 

Fortunately, The National is here to bring you all the latest on Boris Johnson's sleaze-riddled government and Unionist attempts to block Scotland's democratic right to indyref2, breaking down just how bad they really are on a daily basis. 

And now Scotland's pro-independence newspaper is offering you a FREE 30-day free trial to The National's digital premium plus subscription. 

With a huge triumph for the SNP at the local council elections, a win for Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland and a second indyref on the horizon, the UK as we know it is on the brink.

That's why now is the perfect time to join The National family as Scotland's only independence-supporting paper. 

If Tory travesties (and there are a lot) don't spark your interest, join us for the very best of Scottish culture, as we explore the history, art and music of the country we all love.

Boris and his cronies may not be doing anything to help the cost of living crisis but at The National we want to help you access quality journalism for less.

By taking out our 30-day free trial, you will save over 20% on the annual fee. 

You'll have an advert-light experience on our website and have unlimited access to all our stories, including premium articles.

You’ll also have access to our daily digital edition, a digital replica of the newspaper, including the Sunday National. 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 £91 for a whole year if you choose to stick with us.

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.”

Terms & Conditions apply. Offer ends 30th June 2022 at 23:59pm GMT. Digital subscription auto-renews unless cancelled. Offer only valid on Premium Plus subscriptions. *After the 30-day trial, monthly rate will renew at £9.99 and annual rate will renew at £91 per year. Non-subscribers and Premium subscribers have limited access within the app. All subscriptions can be cancelled and refunded within 14 days of purchase. Newsquest Media Group reserves the right to change or remove an offer at any time. Please see for full details.