Still, it's a bit odd that they'll be stimulating BBC Two rather than closing down/showing "This is BBC Scotland" instead, especially given how close the two channels will be on the EPG
Yes although if they did that, it would pop on air for an hour for the political programme and then close down again. This way it gives it a full regular schedule of content all afternoon.
There was a time when TV stations would do that - BBC 2 used to have nothing on for 12 hours a day except 20 minutes of Play School at 10am. Its not something the audience is used to these days