HOLYROOD and Westminster may be on recess, but August in Scotland is set to be action-packed, and Scotland’s only pro-indy paper is here to bring you all the latest.

Independence is about more than just politics; it’s about everything Scottish culture can offer to people across the globe.

Our wonderful country is the host of the world’s biggest arts festival, which is set to return to the capital in full capacity this week after a two-year hiatus.

That’s right – Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe are BACK, and you can rely on The National for previews, reviews and everything in between!

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From hot takes of Nicola Sturgeon’s Fringe interviews to insights in Brian Cox’s chat with Lorraine Wilson and an outline of which Scottish comedians you NEED to see, WE HAVE IT ALL!

Our coverage will be spearheaded by award-winning performing arts critic Mark Brown.

And he has a message for our readers – Mark said: "I'll be bringing more than 30 years' experience of the Edinburgh Festivals to bear as I take in a range of shows, from one-actor plays to large scale operas. Every Sunday I'll be bringing you reviews and news from across the International Festival and the Fringe."

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And with indyref2 scheduled for next year, you can be sure of reams of content every day as we build towards finally shaking off Westminster

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