Scottish sports broadcasting

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Scottish Sports Bulletin

The Scottish Sports Bulletin first went on air on Saturday 26 November 1927, from Glasgow.

Fan Fare

From 3 October 1936, a new sports programme called Fan Fare took the place of the Saturday evening Scottish Sports Bulletin on the Scottish Regional Programme. "Bringing sports thrills from field to fireside", the programme was described in listings as "a weekly review of Scottish sport, including results, eye-witness accounts, topical talks etc." It was 15–20 minutes long and was broadcast around 9.20 pm. As it was "produced like a dramatic programme and thoroughly rehearsed" the BBC asked the Reuters news agency to supply the sports results to the Edinburgh office an hour earlier on Saturdays, by 6pm on Saturdays at the latest.[1]


  1. 'Scottish Saturday Sports Bulletin', Scottish Talks Editor to News Executive, Head Office, 14 September 1936, BBC WAC R28/229.