It's an important and exciting time to be accessing your news online - and we want to be your go-to for all things Scottish news.

With attention on Scotland's Euro 2020 campaign, the ongoing aftermath of the Scottish Parliament election and the Covid-19 vaccination programme well underway, we don't want you to miss one second of our vital coverage.


And we're offering you the chance to join us as a subscriber for just £1 for two months as part of our Euros 2020 special deal.

But why should you take out a subscription? Here are just a few reasons why you should join others already signed up to The Herald.

Live, digital news

We strive to deliver quality, informative journalism on issues that matter the most to you from our award-winning team.

Whether it's breaking news in Scotland's political scene or the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic, The Herald's online coverage will always keep you in-the-know with fast, accurate news from across the country.


With the aftermath of the Scottish Parliament elections, coronavirus, and the debate around a second independence referendum never too far away, it’s our job to make sure The Herald is your go-to site to keep you up-to-date.

Exclusive, 'Premium' articles

Did you know that as a new Herald subscriber you could have access to exclusive “Premium” articles that only you can read? Since the start of 2021, around one in five of all stories we publish are only available to people who have signed up to a Herald subscription.

So any time you see the word “Premium” on an article on our website, that means that only Herald subscribers will be able to access it.

So what can you expect from a “Premium” article? Well, these articles contain the very best of The Herald. They are exclusive, well-written and in-depth, and from our top writers across a range of specialisms, from politics, to sport, to business, to arts. They could be analysis, comment, insight, interviews, features or big newsworthy investigations.

What’s new is that you will ONLY be able to read all of these articles with a Herald digital subscription.

Voices Live

We’re bringing even more analysis, insight and opinion from the top commentators across Scotland to our digital subscribers through our Voices Live section.

Every day, we endeavor to give our online subscribers the low-down on the top stories in the news that day.

It could be polling expert John Curtice on the latest survey on Scottish independence, or top health experts giving their analysis on the current pandemic situation across Scotland. It’s a chance for you to get an even stronger insight into the stories that are shaping the front pages.


As a subscriber, you'll instantly have access to our new and improved newsletters on The Herald.

Every weekday at 6pm, you can get our brand new evening political newsletter, Unspun, straight to your inbox.

It promises readers an exclusive analysis of the day in Scottish politics - and a look at what's coming next.

HeraldScotland: Herald Newsletter Unspun

We’ve enlisted the help of Alison Rowat on Tuesdays, Kevin McKenna on Wednesdays, Iain Macwhirter on Thursdays and Neil Mackay on Fridays. 

In addition to politics, fans of Scotland's arts and cultural scene can benefit from our brand new Herald Magazine newsletter, reaching inboxes every Saturday at 12pm.

We're also bringing you the latest headlines every morning at 7am with our revamped Morning Briefing to kick-start your day.

For all the latest coronavirus news in Scotland, including the latest figures and updates, make sure you subscribe to our Covid in Scotland newsletter, straight in your inbox at 3pm each day.

You can sign up to all our newsletters here.

An enhanced digital package

As a digital subscriber you can also enjoy our enhanced package:

  • News App

Keep up to date with the latest news wherever you are. Download our news app, available on both IOS and Android.

  • E-edition (for those on the Premium package)

You can enjoy the digital page-turning edition of The Herald & Herald on Sunday as well as our magazines and special publications.

How to redeem this offer

Head to our subscription page where you'll see several options. Our special Euros 2020 deal can be found underneath the "Premium Plus" plan, entitling you to a digital subscription at £1 for two months, then £9.99 afterwards.