BBC Scotland Investigates Season 2009
S2009 E00Jul 7, 2009
Scotland's Brand New Bank Jul 7, 2009 Sally Magnusson investigates whether the Grameen loan and banking system is feasible in the tough schemes and rigid welfare rules of modern-day Scotland.
S2009 E00Jul 14, 2009
Home Is Where the Hurt Is Jul 14, 2009 BBC Scotland Investigates whether more children should be taken away from their families and into care. The documentary uncovers shocking evidence that children left with their families are doing worse than those taken into the system, and social workers report that increasing workloads mean vulnerable children are not being monitored.
S2009 E00Jul 21, 2009
The Dark Side of Teenage Sex Jul 21, 2009 Social affairs reporter Fiona Walker lifts the lid on one of society's last taboos: children who sexually abuse. Seven hundred sex offences were committed by teenagers and children under the age of 18 in 2008. In this programme, BBC Scotland discovers that children as young as four are being accused of crimes of indecency. What makes them sexually abuse?
S2009 E00Apr 8, 2009
Repossession Repossession Repossession Apr 8, 2009 Jackie Bird investigates the rising tide of repossessions across Scotland, and finds out how Scottish homeowners could be more vulnerable than those living over the border.
S2009 E10Dec 15, 2009
Power of Scotland Dec 15, 2009 In December 2009 the Copenhagen climate summit meets to agree targets for worldwide cuts in carbon emissions. BBC Scotland looks at how changing the way we generate electricity could end up creating huge profits. Scotland is a wet and windy country; its moors, hills and shores have the best potential for generating renewable electricity in the whole of the European Union.
S2009 E10Sep 13, 2009
Holyrood and the Search for Scotland's Soul Sep 13, 2009 Ten years on from the devolution referendum, BBC Scotland's Political Editor Brian Taylor argues that Scotland's parliament came about to recognise a separate national identity; that Scots felt different to the rest of the country, and wanted that reflected in their politics. But has Holyrood satisfied that need, or is more change needed?
S2009 E10Oct 29, 2009
Who Can You Trust? Oct 29, 2009 When you find out that close family friends, who you have known and trusted for years, have abused your child, the obvious question is 'Who can you trust?'. BBC Scotland talks to the parents of the children at the centre of the largest ever paedophile ring in Scotland, and looks at the effect such betrayal can have on a family, and how it changes your relationship with your children.
S2009 E10Nov 3, 2009
Hash in the Attic Nov 3, 2009 BBC Scotland Investigates reveals the worrying growth in organised crime in the heart of Scotland's suburbia. Reporter Samantha Poling uncovers the explosion in cannabis farming from a small 'hobby' to an industry estimated by the police to be worth more 100 million pounds. This figure is more than ten times the amount produced by the entire Scottish raspberry crop, more than twice that of Scottish egg production, and more than the entire Scottish vegetable crop.
S2009 E10Dec 10, 2009
Scotland's Secret Serial Killer Dec 10, 2009 Convicted killer and child rapist Angus Sinclair was sensationally cleared of the rape and murder of two Edinburgh teenagers in 2007. With 'double jeopardy' laws under review, BBC Scotland investigates whether he could ever take the stand again. Mark Daly secures unprecedented access to detectives, witnesses and video interviews with Sinclair, and reveals his criminal career.