ALL college and university students now have free access to thanks to a new partnership between The Herald and global technology consultancy firm CGI.

The initiative means any student - or campus staff member - who logs on to while connected to their campus Wifi can read its content absolutely free of charge.

“CGI is very pleased to continue supporting free access to The Herald online for higher education students and employees,” said Lindsay McGranaghan, CGI Vice President for Scotland.  


“In the digital world we live in, access to the latest news and information is hugely important and we hope those that have recently moved in to higher education will benefit in the way their peers already are.”

Donald Martin, Editor-in-Chief of The Herald, said the 239-year-old newspaper and website are a place of learning in themselves too.

He said: “In this world of mis-information are we assessing the evidence and forming an opinion based on agreed facts and an understanding formed through unbiased scrutiny? Or do we simply exist within an echo chamber and hold a view based on what we want to hear?

“These vital questions are at the heart of this fantastic initiative granting free access to higher education students,” Mr Martin added.

Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance & Digital Economy, said: “Access to information, knowledge, fact and truth is more pressing than ever before,” she said. “The Herald understands that easy access is critical.”

Herald Scotland free access is available now to all students and employees across every College and University in Scotland.