The Scottish media is not so parochial

Gordon Beattie's comment that it is 'easier to sell in a story (to the Scottish media) if you have a Scottish accent' ('Scottish media demand respect', 28 October) was ridiculous.

Is he suggesting that those who work in the Scottish media are so parochial that they are influenced to run a story on that basis? What about the merit of the story?

As a Scottish person who does not have a very strong accent, and who works in the South-East, does this mean I struggle to secure coverage in the Scottish media? In my experience, it does not.

- Name and address withheld.

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