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The National: Scotland’s nationalist newspaper is not McPravda

The changing face of Scottish politics is reflected in the launch of the country's first pro-independence title

By Gerry Hassan  

The first edition of The National

The new Scottish newspaper The National has already been a success on two levels: first, it has had impact and been a story itself, and second, in terms of sales, selling out its 60,000 print run on the first day.

Launched as a five-day pilot from Monday this week, it looks almost certain to continue for the immediate future. The brainchild of its editor, Richard Walker; he is also the editor of the pro-independence Sunday Herald,…

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