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Thursday, 8 November 2007

BBC accused of Scots language snub

An MSP has lodged a Parliamentary Motion condemning the BBC for failing to mention Scots in its Public Purposes charter. Dr Bill Wilson, MSP for the West of Scotland, argued that the BBC Trust failed to acknowledge a language he describes as "the UK's indigenous minority language with the most speakers". The BBC Public Purposes is made up of six particular purposes, one of which pledges to represent the UK, its nations, regions and communities. It states: "In its output, the BBC should support the UK's indigenous languages such as Gaelic, Welsh, Irish and Ulster Scots'.

Midlothian Advertiser
Wednesday, 7 November 2007

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