It is one of the three BBC national regions, together with BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Northern Ireland. Headquartered in Glasgow, it employs approximately 1,250 staff as of 2017, to produce 15,000 hours of television and radio programming per year. Some £320 million of licence fee revenue is raised in Scotland, with expenditure on purely local content set to stand at £86 million by 2016-17. The remainder of licence fee revenue raised in the country is spent on networked programmes shown throughout the UK.
BBC Scotland operates the regional variant of BBC One, the BBC Scotland channel, BBC Radio Scotland, as well as radio and television outlets, Radio nan Gàidheal and BBC Alba, which broadcasts in the Scottish Gaelic language.