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Scot Lib Dems: BBC announcement an opportunity

February 22, 2017 2:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the announcement from the BBC today on the creation of a new BBC Scotland channel, Scottish Liberal Democrat culture spokesperson Cllr Eileen McCartin said:

"The BBC is one of the finest institutions in the UK and has injected news, entertainment and culture to living rooms across the UK for decades.

"Today's announcement of more investment into BBC Scotland is welcome.

"There is an opportunity that moving to a separate channel will create the platform to scrutinise and celebrate events in Scotland like never before. However, this new service needs to be big enough to retain the best talent to make the best programmes for Scotland."