RTS Scotland launched its annual awards at the end of November, announcing new categories for directing, on-screen personality and history.
“The real strength of the awards is that they are very inclusive – they’re not just for people that work on multi-million pound productions, they are for everyone involved in the audio visual world in Scotland,” said STV Director of Channels and RTS Scotland awards committee chair Bobby Hain.
STV Deputy Director of Channels Elizabeth Partyka, who received the 2014 RTS Scotland Award to acknowledge her outstanding contribution to Scottish television, said: “What was really good about the award and the way the RTS operates its award system is that it is operated by your peers. It’s really important to the winners, like myself, that it’s your peers that have voted.”
Stewart Simpson, who won the 2014 sound award for BBC Two’s Nicola Benedetti’s Indian Serenade reflected: “I wasn’t expecting it at all as I was up against two fairly high-profile programmes – Sir Chris Hoy: How to Win Gold and a documentary on the Battle of Bannockburn – both of which were fantastic programmes. I was delighted to be nominated and really delighted when I won.”
Entries for the 2015 RTS Scotland Awards can be submitted from January and must be received by 12 February. The ceremony will take place at Oran Mor in Glasgow on 25 May 2016.
Photography by Paul Reich