IN this edition of his video diary for The National, former First Minister Alex Salmond expands on his letter to the BBC director general over the suspension of pro-independence YouTube channels.

BBC copyright strikes resulted in both Wings Over Scotland and Peter Curran's popular channels being closed down – while Unionist accounts featuring BBC content remained untouched.

READ: Alex Salmond’s full letter to BBC Director General over Wings YouTube ban

Salmond asks why when a video of an interview he carried out with the BBC was targeted for copyright, he was not asked about the decision in any way – he had signed no waiver.

READ MORE: Salmond writes to BBC to complain of pro-independence censorship

The former First Minister sets out important and relevant context – and his questions for the BBC.