The BBC is considering giving more powers and responsibilities to the BBC Scotland service.

James Purnell, the director of strategy and digital at the BBC, has said that more financial muscle for its director, Ken MacQuarrie, is being seriously considered by the corporation.

He also told an audience at a major BBC Trust meeting in Glasgow, held to garner opinions to feed into the UK Government's review of the corporation's Royal Charter, that in the future BBC Scotland could also have its own distant digital and online platforms.

These could possibly include a digital channel, as well as its a distinct iPlayer service.

The meeting was the last to be held in the UK on the future of the BBC and was chaired by the broadcaster and author Kirsty Wark.

As part of the panel, Chris Young, the managing director of Young Films, and the producer of The Inbetweeners and Gaelic TV series Bannnn said he is in favour of a completely federal BBC.

The SNP culture secretary, Fiona Hyslop, has also been calling for a federal BBC set up north of the border.

Mr Young said: "I think it is highly problematic that everything is so London-centric now.

"London-centricity is a huge problem....a federal set up is the way forward."

He also added that he thought the BBC could speed up its commissioning and production decision making.

Mr Young, based in Skye, added: "As a producer, the BBC also seems incapable of making clear and quick decisions. I am an impatient man and there always reaches a point when you just want to make programmes."

Raymond Boyle, Professor of Communications at the University of Glasgow, said: "I think a federal structure would be better suited to the present political context of the UK.

"Living in Scotland in 2015 is not 1985 or 1995, and the BBC does not seem to have recognised that and that loses trust.

"And once you lose trust it is very hard to get it back. News and how people see the news is a critical part of that."

The other speakers on the panel included Bill Matthews, the BBC Trust member for Scotland, and Charlotte Higgins, the journalist and writer.

Ms Higgins is the author of This New Noise, a series of essays on the history of the BBC.

Rona Fairhead, the chair of the BBC Trust, in her opening remarks, said the BBC was concerned with the phenomena of 'lift and shift', where TV companies open offices in Scotland to make one production before moving back to their often London base.

This issue, recently also tackled in a major producers report published this weekend, was "not entirely in the best interest of the local economy" she said.