bbc complaints

How to complain to BBC and appeal their decision to Ofcom

Here is a link to the BBC complaints system. Alternatively, you can complain - Via phone :  03700 100 222*  or   03700 100 212* ...

Inform Scotland – Our mission, our ethos, our goals

Simon Malzer: Why our group Inform Scotland is embarking on a BBC bias advertising campaign Simon Malzer from Inform Scotland explains ...

Inform Scotland on the news

Inform Scotland billboard campaign and fundraiser featured on RT UK News   RT UK covered our Inform Scotland poster campaign ...

SNP government

Using ‘SNP govt’ instead of ‘Scottish govt’ for controversial stories is “impartial and accurate” claims BBC

Describing the Scottish government as the SNP government on controversial news stories is not politically biased, the BBC’s own watchdog has ruled. The ruling follows a complaint by a licence payer who believed the SNP administration was being ...

BBC Scotland

Dear BBC Scotland … About your political interviews …

Dear BBC Scotland, I’m writing to ask for clarification on your policy regarding political interviews, specifically the six interviews broadcast by Reporting Scotland on 13th September with Vince Cable, 20th September with Jeremy Corbyn, 27th ...

Question Time

Question Time’s hatchet job on Scottish Education

Mike Russell got thoroughly outnumbered last night by several ranting, self-obsessed and not too bright attention-seekers, enabled by Dumbledore, before he was stabbed in the back by Dugdale, so we heard barely a trace of intelligent discussion on ...

autism

Reporting Scotland editor forced to apologise after autism story misled viewers

The editor of Reporting Scotland has been forced to apologise after the programme misled viewers on an issue relating to autism and school exclusions. A complaint was lodged after the flagship news programme claimed that 37% of children with ...

BBC

More BBC early morning nightmares!!! Don’t travel! Don’t eat anything! Don’t think anything! Don’t speak to members of the other sex!

Up early today? 06:26 am and still a bit fragile? Good. Here we go after a nice wee ‘Hallo’ and ‘Good Morning’: Figures obtained by the BBC (no, really?) suggest about 8% of meat tested in Scotland last year was found to contain the ...

scottish oil

BBC very worried about Scottish oil industry’s ‘rising costs’ but fail to acknowledge potential $41 billion profit

On BBC Scotland at 06:28am today and sneaked in at end after the cheery stuff about the SNP conference: ‘The oil and gas industry’s being warned to keep an eye on rising costs as it recovers from the oil price crash. The findings from the ...

Nicola Sturgeon

Reporting Scotland fails to lead with Nicola Sturgeon speech as evidence of anti-SNP bias mounts

Reporting Scotland has failed to give Nicola Sturgeon's conference speech the same high-profile as that of Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson. Instead of leading BBC Scotland’s flagship news programme, the SNP leader’s keynote speech ...

All Under One Banner

Massive crowds at AUOB Edinburgh march shows incredible support for Scottish independence

The All Under One Banner march on Saturday 6th October was easily the biggest pro-independence event in Scotland's history. BBC Scotland spun a piece of desperate last minute propaganda intimating that the rally may not go ahead as planned; ...

All Under One Banner

All Under One Banner marches misrepresented by BBC Scotland reporters

One of the most successful series of marches and rallies Scotland has ever seen is the All Under One Banner group.  An estimated one hundred thousand people attended the latest march in Edinburgh on Saturday. These marches have a very specific ...

Theresa May

Did Reporting Scotland treat all pre-conference party interviews equally?

... PM is asked for her views on Nicola Sturgeon.  The item is very comfortable and provides Theresa May with opportunities to attack Nicola Sturgeon and the issue of a second independence referendum. ... Keith Brown’s interview was the ...

Ruth Davidson

Kid Gloves for Ruth Davidson … Boxing Gloves for Ian Blackford

Below are two clips of pre-conference interviews broadcast on Sunday Politics Scotland.  The first is Gordon Brewer’s interview with Ruth Davidson on September 30th.  The second is Gordon Brewer’s interview with Ian Blackford on October ...

Brexit

Reporting Scotland is playing down a major Brexit story

This morning a story broke regarding a Brexit warning from the Chief Executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, Ross McEwan.  McEwan told the BBC that a “Hard Brexit” might lead to the UK economy going into recession. ... The story was in top ...

poverty

Poverty in Scotland 2018: The positive news that you won’t have heard from BBC Scotland

Reporting Scotland ignored the report altogether. They were far too busy with trouble over the football cup semi-final location and the Tory conference in Birmingham. However, at 06:29 and repeated five more times, in the Scottish insert into BBC ...

Jenny Marra

BBC dismisses complaint over Jenny Marra NHS-payout ‘fake news’

The BBC’s internal watchdog has dismissed a complaint against BBC Scotland after the Glasgow based broadcaster allowed false claims from a Labour MSP to dominate its news coverage. The Editorial Complaints Unit [ECU] said Pacific Quay behaved ...

special needs

Reporting Scotland’s latest early morning nightmare story propagandizes people with special needs and autism

At 06:29 am, headlined and repeated throughout the morning, we heard: ‘There are still 79 [Scottish] people with special needs and autism in care in England and Wales.’ I don’t mean to diminish the suffering involved for these 79. I just ...