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Sport Nation - New to BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland launched a brand new sports series on TV, radio and online, at the beginning of February.

Sport Nation will take an in-depth look at the issues, events and characters in Scottish sporting life.

John Beattie and Rhona McLeod present Sport Nation every month on BBC Two Scotland.

Sport Nation will cover the big Scottish sports: including golf, rugby, tennis, boxing, snooker, Olympic and Commonwealth sports.

It will also be the home of indigenous sports such as shinty and curling, and other professional sports in this country, like cricket, horse racing, ice hockey, motor sport and darts.

But, with only days to go until Scotland's rugby players travel to play France, the first programme was a Six Nations special.

The half-hour was solely devoted to Scotland's preparations for the tournament, presented from Murrayfield featuring on-site interviews with key members of the playing and coaching staff.

Sport Nation presenters Rhona McLeod and John Beattie
Sport Nation presenters Rhona McLeod and John Beattie

The Sport Nation: Six Nations Special also featured an access all areas film behind the scenes with the Scotland squad as they prepare for the matches at their training camp in St Andrews.

We also headed to France to find out a bit more about what makes French rugby tick, why the French are so renowned for flair, and spoke to a rugby legend who knows what it takes to beat the French in their own back yard.

Of course, Sport Nation is more than just a monthly television programme.

We've launched a brand new web page from the existing BBC Scotland sport site, where you can find out so much more about the team, see all our best work, and stay bang up to date with the latest Scottish sports news.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter too, as John, Rhona and the rest of team let the audience know how they go about creating their content.

From Saturday morning, 5 February, Sport Nation launches on radio too, as the team takes over the ever popular Sports Weekly slot at 0900 GMT, to continue to showcase our exciting brand of Scottish sports journalism. We'll have a brand new signature tune for our radio programme as well.

This week, John presents the show live from Paris ahead of Scotland's first Six Nations match.

Sport Nation: On TV, radio and online. Get connected to Scottish sport.



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