Salford Media Festival concludes after ‘Weatherfield Declaration’

BZhiSSeCYAA_Af2The Salford Media Festival at MediaCityUK is packing up for another year after a day where local television issues and Scottish independence became big talking points.

Keynote speaker Fiona Hyslop, cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Scottish Government Fiona Hyslop, MSP took a trip around the Coronation Street set to deliver a so-called ‘The Weatherfield Declaration’.

Hyslop was questioned closely on that issue of potential programming changes in the event of a yes vote during BBC Radio 4’s Media Show which was broadcast from the festival this afternoon.

“We already have a share of the BBC don’t forget. People want to see themselves reflected back but only 48% of people currently think the BBC reflects their lives.

“I am a great fan of Coronation Street and want to see that in an independent Scotland.”

You can listen again to the interview with Steve Hewlett here.

Festival delegates leaving the city for another year will also be entertained by picking up the Manchester Evening News tonight to see that veteran presenter Richard Madeley also tells the paper he’s glad to have been proved wrong about the BBC Breakfast move to Salford being unappealing to big star interviewees.

To conclude events, we’ve taken a selection of tweets, pictures and video from those who attended today.

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