After two admittedly fair reports on testing of children and young people and the use of the Louisa Jordan hospital, Catriona Renton, former Labour Party councillor, in a strangely hesitant and amateurish manner, slipped in a small but important lie about the closure of Hunterston B nuclear power station:

The announcement ensures that Scotland will be more dependent than ever on fossil fuels, largely imported gas.

This is another frankly astonishing claim which the BBC charter and editorial guidelines require it to have checked for accuracy.

BBC Scotland staff know well the true facts on any supposed dependence on fossils fuels, as in this Independent newspaper report one year ago:

As for imported gas, that too is a myth evident in their own 2016 report on one Shetland plant able to supply enough energy for 2 million homes:
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