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BBC Scotland’s Multi-Platform General Election Content Will Focus on all The Big Issues Facing Voters Across The Country

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BBC Scotland is delivering a wide range of content across television, radio and online that places the electors’ priorities at the top of the agenda.

The broadcaster’s journalists are bringing all the latest news from the campaign trail and analysing the key issues that matter to voters across the country.

And political leaders will be asked searching questions in a variety of programming and content that will reflect the audience’s priorities.

On Tuesday 11 June at 8 pm, there’s ‘Debate Night Special – Scotland Leaders’ Debate’, on BBC One Scotland and iPlayer.

It will also air live on the BBC News Channel, BBC News website and app, and on BBC Radio Scotland digital and BBC Radio Scotland Extra.

Hosted by Stephen Jardine, the hour-long programme will feature leaders from the SNP, Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Labour, Scottish Liberal Democrats and Scottish Greens.

Reporting Scotland’s late bulletin on 11 June will be extended to report on the reaction to leaders’ debate.

A new initiative for this General Election – Your Voice, Your Vote – sees reporters visiting communities across Scotland to report on what’s happening at grassroots level.

From the Northern Isles to the Borders and from the West to the East Coast, BBC Scotland’s journalists are reporting on the key election stories and finding out what the voters want as the campaign unfolds.

The reports from a network of journalists across the country will feature in a range of BBC Scotland programming and content including Good Morning Scotland, Lunchtime Live, Reporting Scotland, The Nine and on the BBC Scotland news website.

There’ll be some extended editions of Reporting Scotland, including on 11 June when the late bulletin will report on the reaction to leaders’ debate.

Debate Night is running weekly on the BBC Scotland channel throughout the campaign, giving audiences the opportunity to air their views and question party representatives and policy makers.

The Sunday Show on BBC One Scotland and BBC Radio Scotland, iPlayer and Sounds, will feature interviews with party leaders and analysis of big talking points in the election campaign.

Party leaders will be interviewed on Good Morning Scotland before appearing on Mornings to face questions from audience members during the phone-in.

The BBC News website and app will provide daily live coverage of the campaign, along with explainers and in-depth analyses of the election in Scotland.

For Gaelic audiences there will be a range of special reports focussing on the key issues that matter to voters in Caithness, Tiree, Uist, Lochaber and the Western Isles throughout the campaign on Aithris na Maidne, Aithris an Fheasgair and An Là as well as analysis, campaign news and digital explainers on bbc.co.uk/naidheachdan

Martin Geissler will present the results programme on BBC One Scotland from the BBC’s headquarters at Pacific Quay in Glasgow, starting at 9.55 pm – in time for the first big moment of the night, when the results of the exit poll come through.

He’ll be joined by Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark, who’ll be interviewing a succession of politicians and commentators, alongside her other big job for the night, telling the story of Scotland’s election on the UK-wide results programme.

Reporting Scotland presenter Laura Miller will be at the election newsdesk, rounding up the night’s developing story, and Political Correspondent David Wallace Lockhart will analyse the results with the help of the latest graphics technology.

Gary Smith, BBC Scotland’s Head of News and Current Affairs, said:

“I’m delighted that BBC Scotland has such a talented team of presenters, correspondents and reporters to tell the story of Scotland’s election night on TV, radio and the website.

“And behind that team of course a brilliant group of producers, camera crews, directors and engineers.

“Election night is a fundamental part of our democracy, and it is one of the BBC’s most important public purposes to report and analyse the unfolding story for our audiences with accuracy, impartiality, insight and wit.”

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