https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53641209

As with the spike in drug-related crime by ‘County Lines‘ gangs operating out of English cities, ‘terrorising rural and small town Scotland‘, so the spike in farm thefts is by English gangs is being concealed by BBC Scotland and the MSM.

The above BBC Scotland report makes no reference to the origins of the gangs responsible for a 44% spike in the theft of farm machinery.

Reporting Scotland are, of course, unable to suggest such a thing. That would be ‘anti-English’, racist even.

Only a few in the regional media identified the drug gangs as English and it is only, as far as I can see, the Dundee Courier identifying the farm gangs as such:

Police Scotland say organised crime gangs from England are often responsible for the theft of high value farm equipment across the UK.

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/scotland/888727/rural-communities-not-immune-as-organised-crime-gangs-target-courier-country-farms/

Whether this omission of detail happens through self-censoring by the reporters or in the process of editing is not apparent but the purpose is clear. The Pro-independence movement is, for many in the media, worryingly strong and must not be fed.

The County Lines gangs reports are here:

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/02/26/as-english-drug-gangs-bring-misery-to-scotland-read-all-about-it-on-bbc-england/

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/09/06/why-is-bbc-wales-reporting-terror-of-english-county-lines-gangs-in-scotland-but-bbc-scotland-is-not/

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/16/978/