Seán Talks Technology at STV's Weather Studio

Sean Batty STV's Weather

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.

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Five, four, three, two, one – roll titles… Chris, we’re on air, 22 minutes to you.”

I’ll always remember the first time I heard that little voice in my ear during live TV. The rush of adrenaline and the buzz of energy that happened then, and still happens to this very day, whether I’m on location or in the studio.

I grew up in the “Fine City”. It’s not just me that calls it that, the road sign as you enter Norwich proclaims it, too. As a child, I spent many summer evenings learning to sail and kayak with a local scout group on the Norfolk Broads.