Seán Batty’s journey to becoming Scotland’s most recognised weather forecaster began with the present of a weather kit – which he saw on Blue Peter – for his 7th birthday.
“This is like a dream come true doing this job. When you’re young, you want to be a pop star, a footballer or a rugby player… and then that’s what’s happened,” the STV weatherman told an RTS Scotland event at STV Glasgow in early October.
This event will be of interest to television and media students and lecturers who want to hear more about how to enter this prestigious competition. Hear from some of the 2019 winners about their experience. The evening will also include an outline of the criteria, categories, entry procedures and timeframe for the forthcoming awards. Coming along to this event to ensure you submit your entry correctly is the first important step towards getting your hands on a coveted RTS Scotland trophy.
Interested in entering your production into the RTS Scotland Awards 2020? Whether you have previously entered or are thinking about doing so for the first time, please join us for a drink and an opportunity to hear more about the criteria, entry process, deadlines and when the ceremony will take place. Hear from past winners and make sure you find the best category to match your production or craft.
There will be food and drink, so a great night to gather with industry colleagues. We look forward to welcoming you.
18.00 - 20.00
I was sweltering in the heat of a classroom inside the fortress that serves as the headquarters of Vietnam’s state news broadcaster when my phone vibrated with a call from Scotland. I’d been flirting with STV News regarding a move for a few months.
Aside from my translator, none of the 20 journalists I was teaching (digital skills for broadcast journalists, since you ask) could speak English. I didn’t have to step out of the room when I fibbed and said, of course, it would be easy for me to visit Glasgow in a few days’ time for an interview for the head of news job.
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.