The Scots Independent

The Scots Independent is a monthly Scottish political newspaper that is in favour of Scottish independence. It was formed in 1926 with William Gillies as editor, by the Scots National League (SNL) and switched its allegiance to the National Party of Scotland (NPS) when the SNL joined with them in 1928.

The Scots Independent
The Scots Independent May 2020 edition front page.jpg
Typepolitical newspaper
Formatdigital and print
EditorJim Lynch
Political alignmentScottish independence
Scottish National Party
Sister newspapersFlag in the Wind (weekly online)
WebsiteThe Scots Independent website

When the NPS merged with the Scottish Party in 1934 to form the Scottish National Party (SNP) they switched to supporting them. The paper is still today largely pro-SNP.

It carries articles in Scottish Gaelic and Lowland Scots.

Editors of the paper have included Arthur Donaldson, Robert McIntyre, Tom H Gibson, John L. Kinloch, Alastair Macdonald, Michael Grieve, Albert D. Mackie, David Murison, Douglas Stewart, Alwyn James, Colin Bell, W. Kenneth Fee and James and Jennifer Taggart.[1]

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  1. ^ "Our Story So Far". The Flag in the Wind.

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