We’ve just launched our 116 page November issue (iScot 23) and it’s looking like our best-selling issue to date. It’s a constant challenge to maintain such high production and content values each month and this has only been made possible by your ongoing support through subscriptions and donations enabling us to grow in print and on-line.
iScot is a genuine grassroots initiative born out of indyref and launched around the same time as our neighbours at the National but without their corporate backup. We’re doing this the hard way – from scratch.
Our intention was to create a high-quality, independent, pro-Scot publication that celebrated innovation, successes and achievement of Scots while promoting the nation’s interests, culture and influence to a worldwide audience. And from regular customer feedback, we’re doing a mighty fine job of doing just that – but we want to do more.
Our strap line is “for those o independent mind”. We passionately believe that Scotland and its citizens are more than capable of achieving anything that they set their minds to – that’s why it’s important that against an almost relentless MSM narrative of TWTPTS we continue to offer a positive message that readers can compare and contrast. Readers are intelligent enough to make up their own mind.
Not every Scot accesses their news online, nor do they have a burning desire to either engage in or consume politics 24/7 – but they do possess a vote – and we believe iScot is an appropriate vehicle to offer a soft introduction and alternative viewpoint.
We are a truly lean operation. Our management team is unpaid and the magazine has no office to fund. All your hard earned donations to iScot are dedicated to paying freelance journalists, printing, and magazine postage resulting in the high-quality magazine you see today.
We are respectfully asking you to help us keep going by giving iScot your financial support. We need to find the resource to pay a full-time member of staff to continue to drive the magazine forward. We are aware that there are many worthy causes out there competing for your hard earned cash – and therefore in order to successfully fund this initiative, we want to offer you something in return.
iScot are offering Readers the chance to own a Limited Edition Custom made Leather Scottish Passport Holder. This wallet has been designed by iScot and is therefore not available to buy in stores or on-line. The wallet is delivered in a presentation gift box similar to the above image and will be shipping from the end of October. By buying a subscription or just buying a wallet is a donation in itself. By electing not to use IndieGoGo crowdfunding website, we are using the commission saved as a contribution towards funding the manufacture of the Scottish passport holders.
We can think of no better Christmas gift than a Scottish Passport Holder and an Annual iScot subscription.
IF YOU BUY or RENEW an ANNUAL UK PRINT SUBSCRIPTION (12 x £5.99 UK delivered) you will receive One FREE Scottish Passport Holder (Delivery End October)
The Scottish Passport Holder can be pre-ordered for £ 29.95 to any UK address (incl P&P) Delivery End October (Update – Now scheduled end of November)
PayPal payment (please see payment link below) Bank Payments can be made via GoCardless (please see payment link below) Credit Card payments over the telephone – Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone number and the most convenient time for us to call you.
Lastly, if you just want to make a donation (we love you!) you can do so by contributing a specific amount via PayPal by adding the donation amount at the end of this link. For example, just type www.paypal.me/iScot/25 in your address bar to donate £25 ( …/15 for £15 … /10 for £10 etc). Our funding progress will be displayed on our iScot thermometer on this page as well as regular updates on twitter! To all our supporters past and present – we could not be here today without you – and for that we are eternally grateful. Thank You.
FREE with new Annual Magazine Print Subscription
(Subscription+ offer: 12 x iScot Magazine + 1 x Scotland Passport Holder (passport holder delivery End October)
UK address only £71.88 (one-off payment)