Digital subscriptions

What is The Scots Magazine digital edition?

A Scots Magazine digital subscription lets you read each issue of The Scots Magazine on your desktop, Apple or Android device. It’s the world’s oldest magazine, first published in 1739; the leading Scottish interest publication showcasing the best of Scotland’s people, outdoors, wildlife, and history.

How do I access The Scots Magazine digital edition?

We recommend taking out an online subscription via the subscription page. This allows your log in details to work in the browser but also across our dedicated apps in the app stores.

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How do I download The Scots Magazine digital edition apps?

Once you have an online subscription you can choose to read your magazine issues by logging in via your PC and/or the accompanying apps.

Our digital edition apps are available in the Apple, Android and Amazon Kindle stores.

See below for a step-by-step guide on how to download our apps for your device.SCOTS-MAG-PHONE-NUGGET-


On an iPad or iPhone
1. Locate the App Store icon and tap once. In the search field at the top right, type “The Scots Magazine”.
2. Tap on the GET button within the search result.
3. Then tap on the INSTALL button to install. The app will now begin to download.
4. A box will then appear on your screen asking for your Apple ID password. Type in your Apple ID – or iTunes account – password and tap OK.
5. When the app has installed, the button will say OPEN. Tap this to open the The Scots Magazine app.
6. Once the app is open, tap on any issue to log in to the app with the same details as your online subscription. We advise you purchase subscriptions via the subscription page and access the app via the Subscriber Management log in box.


On a Kindle
1. In your Kindle Fire home screen, type “The Scots Magazine” into the search field at the top.
2. In the search result, tap on the app and then the orange DOWNLOAD button.
3. When the download of the app is complete tap on the orange OPEN button.
4. Once the app is open, tap on any issue to log in to the app with the same details as your online subscription. We advise you purchase subscriptions via the subscription page and access the app via the Login with your existing subscription box.


On an Android tablet
1. Go to the Google Play store. In the search field, type ‘The Scots Magazine’.
2. From within the search results, tap on the The Scots Magazine icon followed by the green INSTALL button.
3. An ‘App permissions’ panel will appear, tap the green ‘ACCEPT’ button to start the installation of the The Scots Magazine app.
4. Now tap on the ‘OPEN’ button to open the The Scots Magazine app.
5. Once the app is open, tap on any issue to log in to the app with the same details as your online subscription. We advise you purchase subscriptions via the subscription page and access the app via the Login with your existing subscription box.


How much does a subscription to The Scots Magazine digital edition cost?

The app is free to download, but to access the issues you will need to take out a subscription.

A subscription grants access to the digital editions for a period of 3 months, 6 months or a year.

This is the perfect option if you wish to read your favourite magazine without taking up all the space on your device: simply log in to access all editions in the archive without retaining every issue in storage.

The Scots Magazine digital edition offers 4 access options:

  • £2.99 for 1 month
  • £8.49 for 3 months
  • £15.99 for 6 months
  • £26.99 for a year

How do I renew my subscription?

To renew your subscription, go to the subscription page. Log into your account and select Purchase Subscription from the left hand menu.

You will then be taken to the subscription page again but this time your details will already be filled out. Select the subscription type you want to purchase and then select Subscribe.

On the payments website, follow the instructions on the secure payment website.

After the payment process has been completed you will either be redirected to the publication or your account page.

How to update my details or reset my password?

To update your details, log in to the subscription page and select the Update Details link in your account.

Select the Change Password link to reset your password.

I have forgotten my password, how can I gain access to my subscriptions?

On the subscription page, select the Forgotten your Password link underneath the username and password fields. Enter your registered email address/username and select Send Details.

An automated email will be sent to your registered email address with an automatically generated password you can change later.

Is there an alternative way to download The Scots Magazine digital edition?

You can also download and purchase a subscription for The Scots Magazine digital edition solely via the apps.

However, this does not grant access to the browser edition and we would not have your details to assist you with customer account or billing queries.

If you choose to access your editions via app-only you can buy an in-app purchase via the Subscriptions panel (iPad/iPhone) or the Purchase a Subscription button (Kindle/ Android)

Please note that if you take out a subscription via the app store, it will auto-renew unless cancelled during the subscription period.

Can I download and read issues offline later?

Yes. At any time during the duration of your subscription period, you can download an issue, read later offline.

To do so, tap on the download button under each issue. You can now turn off your Wi-Fi and access issues offline by tapping on the ‘Downloads’ icon on the bottom bar.