Scotland

Fact checks of direct relevance and specifically about matters of national importance in Scotland

24 November 2021

Claims about changes to Pfizer vaccine for children miss important details

A misleading article says a Covid-19 vaccine designed for children includes a solution used to stabilise heart attack patients.

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Claims about changes to Pfizer vaccine for children miss important details
15 November 2021

Scotland’s electricity consumption isn’t 100% renewable

Scotland produces renewable electricity equivalent to its annual consumption, but some of this is exported. In 2020, 56% of the electricity consumed in Scotland came from renewable sources.

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Scotland’s electricity consumption isn’t 100% renewable
20 October 2021

England hasn’t ‘kept’ £450 billion of Scottish taxes since 2001

A Facebook post claiming England has kept Scottish taxes ignores the money spent by the UK government for or in Scotland.

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England hasn’t ‘kept’ £450 billion of Scottish taxes since 2001
16 September 2021

Scottish taxes don’t subsidise English spending

Public spending per person in Scotland is higher than across the UK as a whole, and higher than the revenue raised in Scotland.

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Scottish taxes don’t subsidise English spending
11 May 2021

The BBC didn’t edit the headline of a Scottish newspaper

The headline of an article about the Scottish election results was changed by the newspaper.

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The BBC didn’t edit the headline of a Scottish newspaper
23 July 2020

It’s not true that 58% of Covid-19 deaths in Scotland were in care homes

A widely shared Facebook post wrongly claims that 58% of Scotland’s coronavirus deaths took place in care homes.

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It’s not true that 58% of Covid-19 deaths in Scotland were in care homes
14 February 2020

Scotland’s maths and science scores are falling in international tests but rising in national tests

Boris Johnson’s claims about education in Scotland are not all quite right.

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Scotland’s maths and science scores are falling in international tests but rising in national tests
6 December 2019

The Barnett Formula isn’t set out in law

The Barnett Formula didn’t apply when the DUP negotiated £1 billion for Northern Ireland because public spending in England didn’t change.

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The Barnett Formula isn’t set out in law
27 November 2019

SNP manifesto 2019: fact checked

This page will feature all our fact checks on the SNP manifesto for the 2019 general election.

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SNP manifesto 2019: fact checked
20 November 2019

It’s unclear whether an independent Scotland could be forced to join the euro as an EU member

The EU requires most member states to commit to adopting the euro at some point, but in practice it’s unclear whether member states would or could be forced to do …

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It’s unclear whether an independent Scotland could be forced to join the euro as an EU member

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