Scottish Economy
Scottish GDP

BBC admits GDP item was “not clear as it should have been” but denies Reporting Scotland misled viewers

BBC Scotland has denied an item on Reporting Scotland, that claimed Scottish GDP growth was roughly equal to that of the UK … despite it being double, misled viewers. In a response to a complaint, the editor of Reporting Scotland claimed the ...

BBC Scotland News

BBC Scotland happy to report ‘SNPbaaad’ fake news on productivity rankings

Broadcast 6 times this morning and on the website, BBC Scotland News report a David Hume ‘Institute’ study which wrongly claims: ‘[T]here had been “no progress” towards a target set by ministers in 2007 to improve Scotland’s ...

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A BBC Scotland complaint – Douglas Fraser: GERS and the Scottish ‘deficit’

Complaint submitted on August 26th On August 23rd Good Morning Scotland broadcast an item following the publication of the GERS report.  The item featured two questions posed by BBC Scotland’s business & economy editor Douglas ...

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Film and TV spending in Scotland ‘surges’ by 300% meanwhile BBC continues to fleece us

First, a very quick good news story plucked from the variable content in Insider today: ‘The television and film industry spent £95 million in Scotland last year – the highest since records began – according to new figures. ... We read ...

Jackie Bird

A BBC Scotland complaint: Jackie Bird – Scottish & UK GDP comparison

The following complaint relates to an edition of Reporting Scotland in which presenter Jackie Bird tells viewers that Scottish economic growth of 4% was the same as that of the UK for the same period. UK growth was in fact 2%. ... She said: ...