AT The National we're known for our politics coverage BUT we have a whole summer of culture planned for you too - and you can enjoy it all with a free Arran gift box full of goodies!

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We’ll be heading to the international Edinburgh Fringe and sharing all the best shows we think should be highlighted and celebrated for their humour, confidence, insight and sometimes downright weirdness.

Adam Robertson will be reviewing a show called “Help: I’m a Nationalist” and interviewing a magician from Glasgow, who is living in Vegas and bringing his show home for Scots to marvel at. He even tried a trick on Adam mid-interview!

I will be reviewing a show looking at a new fantastical way to tell Scottish folktales, another where you get a dram to enjoy whilst hearing a highlight reel of Scottish history AND catching up with Scots legend Billy Kay at his one-day-only sit-down in Edinburgh.

Steph Brawn has caught up with writers of not one, but two shows looking back on the 2014 referendum. One focuses on a family who are split on how to vote and the second follows a young boy in school facing his first-time voting – with a few songs sprinkled in!


Serious politics will also be getting spotlight this month. We’ll be looking at conversations with politicians Nicola Sturgeon, Humza Yousaf, Ian Blackford, Kate Forbes, Mhairi Black, Wes Streeting, David Davis, as well as top Scottish lawyer Aamer Anwar.

Our senior political reporter will be heading to Alex Salmond’s "The Ayes Have It! The Ayes Have It!" and sharing all the highlights, and maybe a few behind the scenes…

What else could you want with all this, our coverage of the summer of independence, AND our top daily columnists?

The digital edition of the newspaper, ad-free app, reader rewards, PLUS over 50 puzzles?

Fact-checks, grassroots updates, AND exclusives that do shape the media narrative?

Well, the Arran Gift Box of course!

It has gin, cheese, and lots more from the island for you to enjoy with your subscription.

Subscribe to get yours and join The National family here!

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