BBC Complaints
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

P1 assessments

BBC Scotland defends ‘scrap’ claim on its P1-assessment-vote news bulletins

News bulletins claiming MSPs had voted to “scrap” P1 assessments, despite the motion merely asking they be halted, were not misleading as some MSPs who voted had wanted them scrapped, BBC Scotland has claimed. The broadcaster was responding ...