Devine reportedly takes a swipe at BBC Radio Scotland

AN EMINENT Scots academic has reportedly criticised BBC Radio Scotland.

Professor Tom Devine is quoted in today’s Herald as branding the station a “national disgrace”.

It follows a debate organised last night by The Herald’s sister paper, the Sunday Herald, about Scots independence.

Magnus Gardham quotes the Edinburgh University historian as saying: “I’ve long thought that BBC Radio Scotland is a national disgrace, and it’s our BBC. There could be a resource issue but I don’t think that excuses the constant stream of cheap musical programmes. It seems extraordinary that when we are debating the most important issue in the history of the nation, at least since the 18th century, that we should have such an inadequate broadcaster.”