New Scottish channel being created by BBC


The BBC is to create a new channel for Scotland as part of plans which will see the "biggest single investment" in the corporation north of the border for more than 20 years.

While the broadcaster has rejected the idea of a so-called Scottish Six news programme, the new channel - which will be on air every evening - will include an hour-long news programme, combining Scottish, UK and international news, at 9pm on weekdays.

The BBC is investing £19 million a year for the three years up to March 2019 to fund the BBC Scotland channel, which will be available on digital services such as Freeview and Sky, as well as online and via the iPlayer.