THE BBC's Reporting Scotland programme has been censured over an interview with Ireland's European Affairs Minister about Scots' membership of the EU.

The BBC Trust upheld a complaint from the SNP about the presentation of the interview for the evening news, although complaints about edits for other programmes were rejected.

The Reporting Scotland package a year ago linked a quote from Lucinda Creighton to an interview with then-Scots Secretary Michael Moore where he said: "Scotland would be outside the EU having to negotiate its way back in."

The SNP's scenario of negotiating membership during the two years between a Yes vote and Scotland becoming independent was never put to Ms Creighton, so the link to the quote by Mr Moore, saying "and that's a view shared by the UK Government" was deemed to be a breach of accuracy rules.