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Scottish GDP

Anger as BBC tells viewers that Scottish GDP had “roughly matched” the GDP of rest of UK, despite it being double

The presenter of Reporting Scotland has come under fire after telling viewers that Scottish GDP had “roughly matched” the GDP of the rest of the UK, despite it being double. Jackie Bird made the claim hours after it emerged that readjustments ...

BBC guidelines on accuracy

BBC guidelines on accuracy breached in Jenny Marra £300K payoff claim

... No source was ever identified nor sought.  Ms Marra herself is not the source and cannot be considered the source.  Her only input was to tell the BBC that she understood over £300,000 had been paid to Lesley McLay.  Yet no attempt is ever ...

categorically untrue

“Categorically untrue” says Health Board re. BBC’s shock headline about 300K payout to Chief Exec

An SNP MSP has expressed her shock after BBC Scotland’s flagship news programme featured an allegation by a Labour MSP despite the Health Board describing it as categorically untrue. Scottish Labour MSP Jenny Marra claimed NHS Tayside had ...

fake news

BBC defiant over its promotion of Herald ‘fake news’ front page

The BBC has defended its promotion of a false front page headline published by The Herald newspaper, insisting its broadcast of newspaper front pages is “appropriate for us to do so”. In a response to a complaint after a fake news headline ...

Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon China Smear – A BBC Scotland Complaint

Below is a complaint submitted to the BBC on April 15th, 2018.  The complaint relates to coverage of a politically motivated attack on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who, at the time, was leading a Scottish trade mission to China. Full complaint ...