BBC Scotland staffer Angie Brown clearly knows Stef Scott, Content Marketing Manager at TravelNest. She appears as the lead ‘parent’ in the above report pushing SNP-led Edinburgh City Council to be less cautious about a school residential trip and also leads in this on 11th June:

In neither case are Scott’s commercial interests mentioned. There are only three mums in this protest. We don’t know what commercial interests the other two have. We don’t hear how the BBC writer heard of the story other than through, perhaps, just being a pal. Most of all, we don’t know if the parents of the other 27 or so kids in the class agree or disagree.

Maybe Brown should contact the school and ask the Head Teacher if there has been a wider protest? Might that spoil the whole story?

It would be tough being a real journalist.