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This is a resource for Scottish radio and television history. It is a work-in-progress and details about its completion will appear here nearer the time.

189 articles currently in this wiki.

Stations

Early BBC local radio stations

2BP (Glasgow) | 5MG | 5SC Glasgow | 2BD Aberdeen | 2EH Edinburgh | 2DE Dundee

BBC 'Regional'/national radio stations

Scottish Regional Programme | Scottish Home Service | BBC Radio 4 Scotland | BBC Radio Scotland

Commericial

Television

BBC1 Scotland | BBC2 Scotland | Scottish Television | Grampian Television | Border Television | Sky Scottish | BBC Choice Scotland | Lanarkshire Television | S2 | BBC Alba | STV Glasgow | STV Edinburgh

Propaganda

Radio Programmes

1930s

Second World War

News & Current Affairs

Sport

Variety

Commercial radio

TV programmes

News & Current Affairs

Current Affairs

People

Sport

History of TV sport in Scotland | Sportsreel | Sportscene

Comedy

Scotch and Wry | Only an Excuse? | Offside | Velvet Soup | Revolver | Sanj and Donny's Shredded Week | Taxi for Cowan

Music

Children's

Chat shows

Quizes

BBC Scottish Orchestras

BBC buildings

Glasgow

Edinburgh

Aberdeen

Dundee

Transmitters

People

Scientific pioneers

James Bowman Lindsay

Scots at Head Office

Controllers

David Millar Craig (1924–26) | David Cleghorn Thomson (1926–33) | Melville Dinwiddie (1933–57) | Andrew Stewart (1957–1968) | Alasdair Milne (1968–1973) | Robert Coulter (1973–1975) | Alastair Hetherington (1976–1979) | Pat Ramsay (1979–1983) | Pat Chalmers (1983–1992) | John McCormick (1992–2004) | Ken MacQuarrie (2004–2016)

Administration

Programme Directors

Moray McLaren (1933–1935) | Andrew Stewart (1935–1948) | Gordon Gildard (1948–??) | James Millar (196?–1969) | Robert Coulter (1969–1972) | David Pat Walker (1973–) | Ken MacQuarrie (2000–2004) | Donalda MacKinnon / Maggie Cunningham (2004–2008) | Donalda MacKinnon (2008–present)

Editors/Heads of News and Current Affairs

Archie P Lee (1942–1944?) | Charles Anderson (1944–1948) | James Kemp (1948–1972) | Hugh Cochrane (1972–1974) | Ross Anderson (1974–1977) | Stan Taylor (1979–1983) | Ken Cargill (1994–2000) | Blair Jenkins (2000–2006) | Atholl Duncan (2007–2011) | John Boothman (2011–2015) | Gary Smith (2016–present)

  • The posts of Editor and Deputy Editor, News Scotland were discontinued in 1977 and re-instated from 1979 onwards.

Heads of Radio

Aberdeen

Donald Munro

Pre-war starts

Station directors

Others

Talks

Sport

Other news figures

Children's Hour

Outside broadcasts

Announcers

Early 1930s

Mid-to-late 1930s

  • Robert Russell, tried out from around 1933
  • Aidan Thomson, Edinburgh
  • David Collins, Edinburgh
  • D. Moodie - part-time announcer at Glasgow, was tried temporarily as full-time at Edinburgh.

BBC Scotland in the 1930s had two announcers in Edinburgh, one in Glasgow and two Aberdeen programme people who took turns at announcing.[1]

WW2

Post-war

Variety

Later

BBC Scotland TV

STV

Commercial radio

Journalism

Themes

Gaelic

Statistics and lists

Governance

Reports

Government

Independent

Critics/quotes

Miscellaneous

Books on Scottish broadcasting

"Scotland on the Air" book cover "On My Wavelength" book cover "The History of BBC Broadcasting in Scotland, 1923–1983" book cover "Not Quite Altogether Now!" book cover "The BBC in Scotland: The First Fifty Years" book cover "Aberdeen Calling" book cover

Getting started

References

  1. Scotland on the Air, 121.