Thank you for the opportunity to introduce iScot Magazine to your readers. iScot is a genuine grassroots initiative born out of indyref and launched around the same time as our neighbours at the National but we differ in as much as we don’t have either corporate support or an ‘evil sister’. We’ve invested our own money and are 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.
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 [Too Wee, Too Poor, Too Stupid] we continue to offer a positive message that readers can compare and contrast. Readers are intelligent enough to make up their own mind.
There are a lot of soft Yes and Soft No’s out there who need to be set right on their countries abilities and frankly who can blame them for having such a view? If we spoke to our children the way our national MSM narrative does about Scotland we would have a cringe laden dysfunctional family.
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 income to iScot is dedicated to paying freelance journalists, printing, and magazine postage resulting in the high-quality magazine we create 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 & 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.
More information can be found HERE.