Not, of course, featuring anywhere else in the MSM nor even on the BBC Scotland website, this selective little piece will only see the light of day on Reporting Scotland‘s wee radio sister, Good Mourning Scotland.
Only 16% of diesel buses have been replaced by electric buses against a target of a majority. There are around 54 000 buses in public service in Scotland so 16% is 8 640 diesel buses taken out of service.
The impact of the pandemic gets a wee mention at the end but the image of Scottish Government failure has been communicated again to the older, more fearful of change, audience of the above two outlets.
England has a target of 4 000 buses but has only managed 2 000 so far out of around 420 000 in service.
You know where I’m going.
England has 10 times the population and so, all things being equal, should have replaced 86 400 diesel buses but, by March 2022, had only managed 2 000!
Scotland’s performance is this 43 times better.