OK, don't go throwing out your Karajan, Jochum, Gunter Wand, Barenboim or Furtwaengler Bruckner 7th's from your collection. But let me tell you, this is REALLY good! - probably THE most idiomatic Bruckner I've ever heard coming out of the British Isles, discounting the famous recordings of standard Austro/German repertoire Klemperer made with the Philharmonia in the '60s. While I don't think a finely tuned ear would mistake the BBC Scottish for the Vienna Phil. or Dresden Staatskapelle, neither are they far off the mark.
Then again, none of this should come as a big surprise when the conductor employed is perhaps THE leading Wagner conductor in the world today, Donald Runnicles (and I suppose Barenboim is right up there too). With its funereal ode to Wagner in the second movement (hence, Bruckner's first use of Wagner Tubas), the 7th makes a logical crossover into the world of symphonic literature. Excuse the pun, but Runnicles doesn't miss a beat anywhere along the way. Combined with Hyperion's usual high standards for sound quality, this is seriously as good as any Bruckner 7 that I already own (and the 7th is my favorite, complete Bruckner symphony).
Look at this way, when BBC Radio 3 endorses a recording for either Hyperion or Chandos, there's a reason. For you timing buffs (I'm one of them): I - 19:18; II - 19:09; III - 9:33; IV - 12:00