Paul Holleran: Tony Hall can expect a classic Q&A on the banks of the River Clyde

I CAN’T remember the last time the excitement was so tangible at Pacific Quay, with BBC Scotland staff ‘chomping at the bit’ for their engagement with new director-general, Tony Hall.

It’s happening later this morning.

When his predecessor, Mark Thompson, addressed the staff last year sometime, there was a sense of depression as people waited for the next round of cuts as part of his Delivering Quality First project. However, the mood has changed dramatically with a much more militant group of journalists and production staff. Industrial action by ourselves and BECTU is in full flow and an active work-to-rule over over job cuts is galvanising union members.

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