BBC journalists in Scotland are taking industrial action against looming job losses tomorrow.
Staff in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Holyrood and Selkirk officially began a work-to-rule at midnight last night to stop more than 2,000 compulsory redundancies across the corporation.
National Union of Journalists Scotland organiser Paul Holleran said the public broadcaster risked "a serious dumbing down" if it sacked specialist reporters and correspondents.
"In the lead-up to the independence referendum we need experts in education, business and politics - three areas where cuts are being made.
"Scotland needs skilled, experienced reporters asking searching questions on the economic, cultural and political implications of independence or retaining the status quo," he said.
The BBC's cuts follow orders from Chancellor George Osborne to slash its budget by more than a sixth, with management dubbing the scheme Delivering Quality First.
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