BBC Scotland’s Freeview channel 9 broadcasts nothing worth watching during the day, yet is to end broadcasting the daily briefings in full at the time that the incidence of infection is at a critical point, is rising and winter is approaching.

The dry bones of the briefings can be read on the government site and in the press.

What is different in Scotland is the media question and answer session that provides the nation with a unique in-depth knowledge of what has happened in the past, how that has influenced the action being taken by the Scottish Government teams now, and how it is hoped that will help keep control over the spread of the virus.

How on earth the national broadcaster does not see this as a valuable and near-essential tool in the fight against the virus in Scotland is incomprehensible.

John Jamieson

South Queensferry