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We want to give people a bridge to an alternative narrative to what they regularly hear on BBC Scotland or read in the so-called ‘Main Stream Media’.
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by Talking-Up Scotland  |  1 Jul 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay Worryingly headlined and repeated throughout the morning: ‘If the Scottish salmon industry wants to meet its expansion targets it’ll need three hundred thousand tonnes more wild fish every year JUST to make into feed. That’s according to the environmental campaign group ‘Feedback’. The group is warning […]
by Rev. Stuart Campbell  |  Wings Over Scotland  |  24 June 2019  | Dear Sir/Madam, The BBC is required by law, under the terms of its Charter, to be fair, balanced and impartial:s bbc.co.uk/...principles Particularly in the field of news and current affairs:...
by The National  |  23rd Jun 2019  | Image :  Pixabay SNP depute leader Keith Brown has slammed the BBC following a “dismissive” and “arrogant” response to accusations that it misled the public with an out of proportion graphic used to show the results of the European Parliament election. The complaint, which was originally lodged with the broadcaster in June, alleged...
by Talking-Up Scotland  |  20 Jun 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay They headline with: ‘Sales of alcohol fall to the lowest level since records began’ but they have their but ready for immediate insertion in case you might be thinking something good has happened in Scotland:  ‘BUT has minimum pricing made the difference?’ Without further ado and […]
by The National  |  13th Jun 2019  | Image :  Pixabay Another petition yesterday soared way past the free licence petition – it called for the abolition of the TV licence. The petition stated: “Abolish the BBC television license. The quality of BBC programmes do not reflect the price of the TV license. It is far too […]
by Talking-Up Scotland  |  5 Jun 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay According to BBC Scotland News today: ‘Patients should get appointments with GPs lasting at least 15 minutes rather than 10, according to the Royal College of GPs. In a report, it warns nearly 40% of GPs in Scotland feel overwhelmed by their workload at least once a week.’ Neither the […]
by The National  |  1st Jun 2019  | Image :  Pixabay THE BBC is under fire over its refusal to respond to complaints from the SNP about its EU election coverage. The party contacted the BBC with concerns about the coverage on its Weekend News broadcast on May 19. A news package ahead of the May 23 vote featured the Brexit Party, Change […]
by The National  |  13th May 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay   THE BBC has moved to defend its new flagship Scottish news show after viewing figures plummeted to just 4000. There are tensions at the £32 million BBC Scotland channel, with key presenters reportedly considering walking away from the The Nine. According to the Sunday Times, insiders at the […]
by Talking-Up Scotland  |  9 May 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay Note: Nothing here denies that some NHS Highland staff may have been bullied. Their experience is regretted. Of NHS Highland’s 10 500 staff, 340 came forward, with personal reports of bullying or of the absence of bullying. Of these, for no reason given, 282 were met and of those, […]
by The National  |  5th May 2019  |   THE SNP appeared on BBC political shows fewer times in April than the LibDems and only as many times as both Change UK and the Greens, Sunday National research has revealed. SNP depute leader Keith Brown said it was evidence the broadcaster had fallen back into its “bad old ways” after a more representative showing in […]
by Talking-Up Scotland  |  3 May 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay From Tus reader William Henderson, on BBC Scotland’s strangely negative headline which might reasonably have been the TuS one above: With appropriate shock and horror, I noticed this morning on BBC Scotland’s web site the above headline. My mind instantly turned to thoughts of the great […]
by Talking-Up Scotland  |  29 Apr 2019  |  Image :  Wikimedia Ruth Davidson’s return to politics today saw her on both Reporting Scotland and the main news where they’d all really prefer to be. We heard again that she doesn’t want to be prime minister. Is there any evidence that anyone outside of their media bubble seriously […]
by Talking-Up Scotland  |  1 May 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay Earlier in the day, we heard the fact that ‘the vast majority of’ or ‘95%’ of cancer patients expressing positivity about their care, could be presented by Reporting Scotland, as merely ‘most.’ It was a clear attempt to continue a campaign against NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, […]
by The National  |  29th Apr 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay 1, 2 THE BBC and Andrew Neil have been carpeted by the broadcasting regulator after they tried to claim a Tory “fact” about Scottish school kids being “functionally illiterate” was true. In a 2017 interview with Alex Salmond on the Sunday Politics – broadcast a week before the country went to the polls...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell  |  Wings Over Scotland  |  28 April 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay The BBC came in for a spot of criticism this week when its new BBC Scotland channel opted to show some snooker instead of Nicola Sturgeon’s major speech about a new independence referendum. But then things started to get weird. An alert Wings reader […]
by The National  |  22nd Apr 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay BBC Scotland bosses have defended their new channel after audiences for one edition of flagship news show The Nine dropped to just under 9000. According to the Sunday Mail, viewing figures this month have ranged from a high of 36000 on April 4 to just 8980 on the […]
by The National  |  24th Apr 2019  |  Image :  Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916 BBC Scotland has rejected criticism of its decision to broadcast a snooker competition rather than the First Minister’s major statement on independence. As Nicola Sturgeon fired the starting gun on indyref2 in a speech to MSPs, viewers of BBC Scotland were instead presented with the snooker world...
by Talking-Up Scotland  |  19 Apr 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay When I read the BBC Scotland online version of their coverage of the leaked internal report on the Carseview Unit which they have clearly passed around any academics willing to quickly tell them it is ‘shocking’ or ‘damning’, they found one. As is often the case, […]
by Talking-Up Scotland  |  18 Apr 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay This morning, Reporting Scotland, playing at being brave big game reporters fed greedily on the corpse of an internal NHS report fed to them by one of their moles in the opposition parties… Further, as in yesterday’s report on breast cancer treatment, in Dundee, Reporting Scotland […]
by Talking-Up Scotland  |  16 Apr 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay Reporting Scotland returned tonight to their reporting on NHS Tayside’s treatment of breast cancer patients. The report contained no inaccuracies but through the sequencing of the information presented, created a causal connection not made by the Review Group report which they had supposedly based their presentation...
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