Media of Scotland
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BBC Scotland runs two national television stations. Much of the output of BBC Scotland Television, such as most news, current affairs and sport programmes, and the Glasgow-based soap opera, River City, are intended for broadcast within Scotland, whilst others, for example many drama and comedy programmes, aim at audiences throughout the United Kingdom and worldwide markets. Newsnight Scotland broadcasts between 11pm and 11.20pm every weeknight.
Two Independent Television stations, STV and ITV Border, also broadcast in Scotland. Although they previously had independent existences, Scottish TV (serving the Central Lowlands) and Grampian (serving northern Scotland) now belong to the same company (STV Group plc) and resemble each other closely, apart from regional news and advertising. "ITV Border" has had a more complex position, as it also has to serve neighbouring areas across the border in England and airs a pan-regional news service shared with the ITV Tyne Tees region. Most of the independent television output equates to that transmitted in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with the exception of news and current affairs, sport, comedy, cultural and Scottish Gaelic language programming.
Scotland has its own BBC services which include the national radio stations, BBC Radio Scotland and Scottish Gaelic language service, BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, which is available in the North of Scotland. There are also a number of BBC and independent local radio stations throughout the country.
STV's website STV Local is a Scottish network of hyper-local, community-based websites. Pilot sites have been launched in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, Moray and North & South Lanarkshire. The plan is to have a Scotland-wide network of sites up and running by late-2011/early-2012. 
Newsnetscotland.com is a not-for-profit online news organisation which "support(s) major constitutional change for Scotland whether it be full fiscal autonomy, Devolution-Max or full independence"  and provides coverage and analysis of the current independence debate. Newsnetscotland deals mainly with national political, social and economic issues and includes both commissioned articles and reproduced-with-permission pieces written by a range of respected Scottish journalists, economists and historians including George Kerevan, Lesley Riddoch, David Torrance, Gerry Hassan and Kenneth Roy. 
Scotland produces several national newspapers, the Daily Record (Scotland's leading tabloid), the broadsheet The Herald, based in Glasgow, and The Scotsman in Edinburgh. The Herald, formerly known as the Glasgow Herald, changed its name to promote a national rather than a regional identity, while The Scotsman, which used to be a broadsheet, recently switched to tabloid format.
Sunday newspapers include the tabloid Sunday Mail (published by Daily Record parent company Trinity Mirror) and the Sunday Post, while the Sunday Herald and Scotland on Sunday have associations with The Herald and The Scotsman respectively.
See also 
- Media in Glasgow
- STV Group plc
- Scottish Screen
- List of Scottish companies
- Scottish topics
- Mass media
- Gaelic broadcasting in Scotland
- Scottish Broadcasting Commission