The thing I absolutely adore about being Scottish is that it doesn’t matter where I gig in Scotland, it’s a homecoming gig. If you’re a scouse comedian, your homecoming gig is in Liverpool. If you’re a Manchester comedian, your homecoming gig is Manchester. If you’re a London comic, you’re fucked because nobody cares.
But the joyous thing about being Scottish is that the Scots are disgustingly supportive of their own. They’re loyal to a fault. It’s just nice because it’s “local boy done good” regardless of where I am in Scotland. I love that.
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On Wednesday 3rd October Simon Pitts, STV CEO announced his company’s sponsorship of the RTS Scotland Student Television Awards and said: “We are big fans of the RTS awards here at STV and want to work with the best emerging talent in Scotland.”
STV’s new drama The Victim, a legal thriller set in Scotland and made for BBC One, is told through the eyes of both plaintiff and accused. All stories have two sides to them. The narrative concerning the changes going on in Scottish broadcasting is no different.
Glasgow-based STV has a new Chief Executive, Simon Pitts, formerly ITV’s director of transformation and strategy. His new strategy has gone down well in the city and with some producers, but less so with certain journalists and politicians.
Connolly, who was unable to attend the Glasgow event in mid-May, said in his acceptance speech from the United States: “I owe everything to Bill Tennent from Scottish Television who put me on his show every time he couldn’t find another guest.”
The RTS Scotland Awards were held at the Oran Mor in the city, and hosted by STV presenter Jennifer Reoch and stand-up comedian and radio presenter Des Clarke.
This Wednesday saw The Royal Television Society bring together four generations of journalism; from current students, young journalists beginning their careers, established professionals and affectionately titled “elder statesmen”, to celebrate and showcase some of the amazing work by the three nominees for Young Journalist of the Year in this year’s RTS Scotland Awards on 17th May.