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Sir Walter Scott 250th anniversary – BBC programme looks at his legacy

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To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott, author Damian Barr goes in search of the legacy and lasting influence of one of Scotland’s great historical figures, novelists and poets. Edinburgh...

Who’s looking for a Happy Space on TV?

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Susan Calman is on a quest to investigate the weird and wonderful ways we are discovering unexpected hits of happiness in these uncertain times, in a brand new, four-part series for BBC Scotland.We have all...

Coronavirus – BBC launching educational programmes on Monday

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With the new national lockdown applying in England as well as in Scotland, the BBC has now stepped up with educational programming on weekdays, as it did last year.The BBC is aiming to...

Brian Taylor to retire from the BBC

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Brian Taylor, for so long the face of Scottish political news, is retiring from the BBC at the end of October.Taylor has been with the BBC for 35 years and became political editor...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Scotland’s Wild Heart

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Music (folk, film) The fundamental essence of the Highlands' natural wonders distilled. Could this be an upstart artisan usquebae? Not quite, but something of equal, immersive ecstasy to shiver the heart and senses.Speaking of Scotland's...

BBC disclose presenters and personalities paid over £150,000

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The BBC has issued its annual report this morning detailing alongside it the payments made to members of its staff and other personalities of amounts over £150,000 from the licence fee in the last...
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On the Beeb at Christmas

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Some of you want nothing more than to spend time in front of the box this Christmas. So what is on that may be of interest?Here are our top choices from the BBC. Do...

TV – looking at the BBC’s new War and Peace

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Tolstoy made sure War and Peace was 'Phwoar and Peace' long before the BBC got their hands on it by Philip Bullock, University of OxfordMuch of the recent commentary about the BBC’s new adaptation of Leo...

Scottish Independence Referendum – teenagers to debate with politicians

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16 and 17 year olds are being given the right to vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum, so it is fitting that they are also given the opportunity of debating with politicians in the...

BBC antique show coming to Hopetoun House in March

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 The BBC One antiques programme Flog It presented by Paul Martin, is coming to South Queensferry on Thursday 20 March 2014.Flog It – the major BBC antiques show is now on its thirteenth series...

Five TV shows you need to watch this Christmas

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After the usual overindulgence  on Christmas pudding, turkey and mince pies, what better way to relax and really enjoy Christmas than snuggling down on the sofa to watch TV, perhaps in the glow of...

Academic supports Scottish EU membership

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SNP MEP Alyn Smith has welcomed comments by Professor Henri De Waele, senior lecturer in EU law at Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands.Speaking to the BBC Scotland’s Newsweek Programme, Prof De Waele said:“From an EU perspective,...

Brian Taylor’s Big Debate broadcast live from Dynamic Earth

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Today, BBC Radio Scotland broadcast Brian Taylor's Big Debate live from Our Dynamic Earth.At a venue just around the corner from where the Queen had opened the fourth session of the Scottish Parliament, and...

Digital switchover assistance for Edinburgh

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by George Ward Elderly and disabled people in Edinburgh can receive assistance with the Digital Switchover which kicks off in central Scotland on June 1st 2011. It marks the end of the analogue television era,...

NUS calls for student support

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NUS Scotland has called for action to improve student support following the BBC's Graduation Game investigation into higher education in Scotland which aired yesterday. You can still watch it on iPlayer.The programme outlined that...

Creative Scotland forges broadcasting partnerships

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Arts, screen and creative industries development agency Creative Scotland today announced it has secured significant partnerships with the country’s major broadcasters. BBC Scotland, Channel 4, STV and MG Alba have each agreed a programme of...

My Life in Books – BBC Two programme in run up to World Book...

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In the two week run-up to World Book Night, Anne Robinson will be hosting a daily new chat show for BBC Two Daytime – My Life In Books, which invites well-known personalities to share...

BBC online sacks 360 staff in cutbacks

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A nail in the coffin of the BBC's online presence was announced by BBC Director-General, Mark Thompson, today. The BBC is to reshape BBC Online by 2013 to deliver its public service mission in...

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