Scottish Infrastructure

Reporting Scotland uses out-of-date figures to distort the truth about Scotrail performance

Today at 1.30pm, Jackie Bird announced: ‘There’s been a big fall in customer satisfaction with train services in Scotland……customer satisfaction has fallen by seven points.’ Leaving aside the fact that, in Jackie’s estimation, ...

The Grudge: How BBC Scotland cannot bear to give credit

‘The previous interim target of 42% [reduction in greenhouse emissions] was met in 2014, six years early!’ Isn’t that brilliant, good new on a Scottish Government target? Oh, no wait a minute, she’s not finished: ‘But the Committee ...

The Met Office predicts more dry weather for Ballater – Jackie Bird does Raindance

Reporting Scotland tonight (3.1.17) took us back to Ballater and Deeside in December 2015 for one of their bigger ‘news’ stories. We saw again the dreadful floods, saw the one temporarily trapped old guy and heard of the one traumatised bairn ...

Wind stops blowing in Scotland’s favour, thanks to incompetent Nats

When a cub reporter for Radio Shortbread’s four p.m Newsdrive programme misapplied the BBC’s quality control procedures, an unspun package believed to have been based on fact was broadcast in error. The hapless tyro’s piece went out before he ...

Forget Brexit … My train was late!

The ‘Railway Crisis’ nonsense appears to have run its course.  The issue dominated First Minister’s Questions last Thursday but failed to make it onto that evening’s Reporting Scotland.  Someone at Pacific Quay clearly decided after eight ...