BBC cost cutting
With the news that the BBC may have to make a lot of cuts as their income will be at least 16% lower in 2016 than it will be this year, what do you think should be cut, and why?
I say scrap BBC Alba. In 2001 only 1.2% of Scottish people had "some" Scottish Gaelic ability, a decline of over 7,000 from 1991. So realistically, only a minority of that 1.2% would have any fluency in that language, and probably less than 1000 people would speak it as their first language. So why have they got their own tv channel? I know the viewing figures aren't really bad, but they are hugely boosted by the broadcasting of some Scottish football games that aren't on other free channels. Can anyone justify BBC Alba?
I would like to say this is in no way an anti-scottish view, just pointing out a glaringly obvious case of BBC waste IMO