Today’s BBC webpage for Scotland carried a story on the concerns expressed by Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee on the Department for Transport’s plans to close down ten coastguard stations across the UK – including Scotland’s Clyde and Forth – and replace them with back up from a call centre in Fareham in Hampshire that will not be in operational before 2014.
In its coverage of the Committee’s report, the BBC said:
‘The Clyde and Forth stations are due to close by the end of the year.’
This is BBC Scotland material.
As anyone reading For Argyll knows, Forth Coastguard closed at the end 0f September.
Six weeks later the BBC hasn’t clocked that.
Clyde is to close in weeks – much of it already gone and going, including its transmission masts.