BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland is a division of the BBC and the main public broadcaster in Scotland.

BBC Scotland
TV stationsBBC One Scotland
BBC Scotland
BBC Alba
Radio stationsBBC Radio Scotland,
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal
HeadquartersBBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow
AreaScotland
Key people
Steve Carson
(Director, BBC Scotland)
Launch date
1 January 1968 (1968-01-01)
Official website
www.bbc.co.uk/scotland
LanguageEnglish
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)

It is one of the four BBC national regions, together with the BBC English Regions, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Northern Ireland. Its headquarters are in Glasgow, it employs approximately 1,250 staff as of 2017, to produce 15,000 hours of television and radio programming per year.[1] Some £320 million of licence fee revenue is raised in Scotland, with expenditure on purely local content set to stand at £86 million by 2016–17.[2] The remainder of licence fee revenue raised in the country is spent on networked programmes shown throughout the UK.

BBC Scotland operates television channels such as the Scottish variant of BBC One, the BBC Scotland channel and the Scottish Gaelic-language channel BBC Alba, and radio stations BBC Radio Scotland and Gaelic-language BBC Radio nan Gaidheal.


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