The official website of the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Artwork
Celebrate DiversityKyiv, Ukraine
9, 11 & 13 May 2017
Tune in live at 21:00 CEST
Eurovision Song Contest
Official partner
Visa

Scotland heading for 2009 bid?


Contributors
Et
Eurovision.tv
Posted 13 Febuary, 2008, 1:53

The Daily Record writes: "After intense lobbying from Alyn Smith, a Scottish National Party member of the European Parliament, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), said there was nothing to prevent Scotland from entering on its own merit. This means that broadcasters BBC Scotland, Scottish TV and Border Television, as members of the EBU, could submit an entry in future years." A spokeswoman for STV said "there are no plans at the moment but we would not rule anything out."
"Talks of Scotland entering the Eurovision Song Contest as an independent participant seem to be more about political capital and PR than reality," writes Esctoday.com's Barry Viniker.
The national broadcaster for the United Kingdom is the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which is covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Ever since the first running of the contest in 1956, the BBC has the exclusive first right to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest. Whilst Scottish broadcasters are free to apply for EBU membership, Scotland would not be able to participate as seperate country under the current rules of the Eurovision Song Contest, as the UK is represented by the BBC... including Scotland.
Contributors
Et
Eurovision.tv
Tags
Scotlandgossip
Share this story

Comments

Official partnerVisa
Official partnerJacobs
Official lighting partnerOsram
Official sponsorLvivske
Official partnerThe Native
Eurovision, operated by EBU
© European Broadcasting Union 2002-2017.All rights reserved. Website by Scrn.