Stephen O’Donnell: Our Friend in Scotland

Stephen O’Donnell

I’m still trying to process all the excitement of the past few weeks north of the border. Not only has the temperature climbed above 10°C for the first time this year, and, as incredible as Scotland’s historic 2-0 victory over the might of Spain was, one thing dominated the headlines – politics.

After the best part of 10 years of relative stability in the Scottish political landscape, Nicola Sturgeon sent newsrooms across Scotland into a frenzy by announcing her resignation as leader of the SNP and as Scotland’s First Minister.

Simon Pitts's TV Diary

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Day one of COP26 in my adopted city of Glasgow. I moved to Scotland nearly four years ago to join producer-broadcaster STV and I’ve grown to love it here. 

One of the big plusses is that I get to commute to work by bike, not tube, and I’m certainly glad of it today because COP has closed all the roads. 

The only downside to cycling is that you invariably get soaked. Even by Glasgow’s standards, today’s rainfall is biblical. Some would say it’s highly symbolic for the start of a global climate conference. 

RTS Scotland Awards 2019

The RTS Scotland Awards returned to the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow for the ceremony and was presented by Jennifer Reoch and Des Clarke.

Congratulations to all our winners and nominees, they are a wonderful representation of the great work coming out of Scotland.

An evening with the creatives behind Channel 4's 'Kiss Me First'

The Channel 4/Netflix co-production began its six-episode run on the UK channel in early April.
Executive producer Melanie Stokes explained why she was so moved by Lottie Moggach’s debut novel and its depiction of the isolation of teenage life. The joint MD of Kindle Entertainment felt there was only one writer to do the project justice.

RTS Scotland Student Awards 2018

RTS Scotland welcomes you to join us in celebrating the finest student television in Scotland across genres of animation, factual, comedy & entertainment, short feature and drama, with students from Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of Stirling, Fife College, North East Scotland College, Glasgow Clyde College, Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow Caledonian University and The University of the West of Scotland.