Reporting Scotland
BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland reporting – mistranslation, invention, and arrogance

On April 2nd a story hit the headlines.  Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis confirmed that Spain would not oppose a newly independent Scotland’s membership of the European Union. Dastis had been giving an interview to Spanish newspaper El ...

Glenn Campbell

Glenn Campbell least trusted political reporter at Pacific Quay for good reason

Do you trust BBC Scotland?  If you’re an independence supporter the answer is probably no. If you gave it some thought though you’d qualify your reply by separating BBC Scotland’s news and current affairs department with the ...

Reporting Scotland

Reporting Scotland cuts highly relevant section from Nicola Sturgeon interview

.... Has Nicola Sturgeon been given an opportunity to address her critics?  Indeed she has.  The clip below is from Tuesday evening’s Reporting Scotland where Nicola Sturgeon was asked to respond by James Cook. It’s a bit insipid isn’t ...

Reporting Scotland

Guilty: Reporting Scotland misled viewers about GERS

BBC Scotland’s flagship news programme Reporting Scotland has been found guilty of broadcasting a misleading claim relating to Scotland’s finances. The corporation’s Editorial Complaints Unit [ECU] has upheld a complaint relating to an item ...

bbc scotland

Scottish oil discovery gets a paltry seventeen seconds on evening news

On Monday I was alerted to a story in the Financial Times.  The story was amazing.  An oil company had confirmed a massive discovery in Scottish waters. Hurricane oil described the discovery as “the largest undeveloped discovery on the UK ...