THE National reports from Catalonia this week as we mark five years since the indyref.

Journalist Ben Wray will be providing daily diary pieces, video footage, interviews and long reads from Barcelona and the surrounding areas from Friday to Monday, exploring what has changed in the independence movement since the 2017 vote.

What comes next for Catalonia; where the movement towards self-determination has been hit by suppression and road blocks time and time again. What can Catalonia and Scotland teach each other about how to campaign and keep independence in the spotlight?

With a number of large-scale demonstrations and protests planned across Catalonia over the coming days, Wray's exclusive coverage will take us into the communities who have not given up fighting for independence despite everything the Spanish government has thrown at them.

This special five-year anniversary series will only be available for subscribers - so make sure you have access here.