RTS Scotland

Launch Event - RTS Student Awards 2018

This event will be of interest to television students and lecturers who want to hear more about how to enter this prestigious competition. We will outline the criteria, categories, entry procedures and timeframe for the forthcoming awards. Coming along to this event ensuring you submit your entry correctly is the first important step towards getting your hands on a coveted RTS Scotland trophy.

Robbie Coltrane's Critical Evidence makes a return to A+E Networks

The RTS award-winning actor will front the new Crime + Investigation series Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence. 

The eight-part series will look at some of the toughest murder cases that investigators face, with no suspect, no leads, and sometimes no body.

Each episode will analyse a different complex case investigated by the British police and how they resolved the difficult investigation.

RTS Scotland Awards 2017

The awards cover all forms of production in Scotland and aim to recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across a range of genres and crafts.

2017 sees a number of changes to the judging criteria, including the introduction of a Young Journalist of the Year Award. 

RTS Scotland launches 2015 awards

April Chamberlain RTS Scotland Awards launch

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.

Claire Enders defends public service broadcasting in Campbell Swinton Lecture

Claire Enders offered a robust defence of public service broadcasting in delivering the RTS Scotland Campbell Swinton Lecture to a sold-out lecture room at BBC Scotland in November.

The founder and owner of media researcher firm Enders Analysis backed the Scottish Government’s media policy. “Here, the administration believes that public service broadcasting is a fundamental good for all and believes in the core market interventions – the BBC, Channel 4 – that have been developed over almost a century,” she said.

Audio Post Production Masterclass

Pro Tools demonstration

Will be conducted by an Avid specialist revolving around Pro Tools version 12 within a Post Production environment. Avid’s flagship control console, the Pro Tools | S6, will also be on show.

Post Production - audio dissection of a scene

Paul Wilson will open of his dubbed scenes for discussion. This will involve the audio techniques employed to enhance a selected scene of Paul’s choice.

Loudness Specifications for Television

Profile: Ken MacQuarrie

Ken MacQuarrie

When Tony Hall needed someone to investigate Jeremy Clarkson's attack on his producer, he looked north and summoned Ken MacQuarrie, the calm and reserved Director of BBC Scotland.


As an experienced member of the Editorial Standards Committee, MacQuarrie was an obvious choice. His terse report sealed Clarkson's exit. What the Top Gear presenter made of the enigmatic Scot, his polar opposite, remains the stuff of speculation.