THE cost-of-living crisis is hitting everyone and at The National, we feel it should not create a barrier for anyone to be able to access to credible, up-to-date, and in-depth coverage from Scotland’s only pro-independencenewspaper.

We are now offering readers the chance to subscribe and pay-what-you-can-afford.

The National wants to ensure Scots have access to the news that matters during the UK’s cost of living crisis. You’ll also have access to subscriber-only analysis from the likes of Lesley Riddoch, Ruth Wishart, the Wee Ginger Dug and many more top voices.

Greens representatives and activists across Scotland have been reacting to the recently announced pay-what-you-can-afford subscription offer.

Maggie Chapman MSP said she applauds the initiative at a time when it is so important for democratic movements.

“At a time when media freedoms and right to protest are under increasing threat from the UK Government and right-leaning publishers, journalists at The National are playing an important role through print, video and digital in amplifying the issues that matter to people - democracy, climate crisis, cost of living and human rights - giving a voice to subjects all too often overlooked or ignored by others.

“While there are times when we will disagree on stories, a thriving and independent media has never been more important. We are proud to subscribe to The National and applaud this initiative to open up access to others at such an important moment for democratic movements.”

Councillor for Govan, Dan Hutchison described public access to news as essential and hope that other publications follow The Nationals example. He said:

"It is really essential that the public are able to access news and with the next few months of facing brutal circumstances because the Tories and their pals in the city. I really welcome this initiative from the National and hope that other papers follow suit."

Ann McGuinness, Co-Convenor Scottish Greens Women’s Network, pointed towards the impact the cost-of-living crisis will have on women. She said:

“Without a doubt, the cost-of-living crisis will hit women the hardest. The Nationals’ new ‘Pay What You Want’ subscription model gives minority groups, and those who will struggle financially over the coming months, a chance to engage, and keep up to date with the political and social debates in Scotland as we look towards another independence referendum.”

Our reporters will be at the Scottish Greens Conference in Dundee over the weekend, and we aim to also provide you with the most up-to-date coverage around. Keep an eye out for us if you’re there!

It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend so sign up by clicking here and we will be providing you with in-depth analysis of motions, speeches, and fringe events.