PLANS to launch a new Scottish TV service on the back of the referendum have been shelved after it raised just 3% of its start-up budget.

Broadcasting Scotland, a spinoff from the online ­Referendum TV service, had hoped to raise £60,000 through the crowdfunding website Indiegogo.

Its plans included a full range of "news, current affairs, documentaries, entertainment and variety, drama, music and comedy, from a Scottish perspective, suitable for all ages".

Buoyed by the success of their Yes-friendly Referendum TV service, which ran daily through the Edinburgh Fringe, the organisers predicted a special live launch on St Andrew's Night followed by "five hours of original content per night, seven nights per week" within a year.

However, the two-month whip-round petered out after just a few weeks, and ended with only £1924 being raised from 50 contributors.

Founder Linda Graham, 57, a photographer from Ayrshire, said she hoped the project would broadcast "from time to time on an ad hoc basis".

She said: "It's progressing, but at a very, very slow pace. But we are ­committed to carrying on. I still think it's doable. But without the initial funding to kick it off, it's going to take a lot longer to get there."

Since the ­referendum, the Common Weal think tank and Bella ­Caledonia blog have also announced ambitious plans for news and broadcast services.