I wrote a piece today properly representing the findings of Audit Scotland’s survey of NHS Scotland at:
Some readers wrote to say how disgusted they had been by Good Morning Scotland’s biased, pro-Unionist misrepresentation of the survey findings. I can’t listen for health reasons.
However, none of this may matter for much longer as the audiences for BBC Radio Scotland are clearly in terminal decline. Leaving aside the dubious use of counting those who listen for as little as 5 minutes, here are the figures
Q2 2011 1 350 00
Q2 2012 959 000
Q3 2015 948 000
Q3 2016 901 000
Q3 2017 870 000
480 000 in only 7 years! That’s 35% or an average fall of 5% per year. At that rate, they’ll be smaller than many local or independent stations such as Capital which has 544 000.