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Scotland Today 1970s

Scotland Today

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Quality: ST

1972

Views: 563

Format: 4:3

Scotland Today 1980 – 1984

Scotland Today 1984 – 1985

On October 8, 1984, ‘Scotland Today’ was revamped into a feature-driven magazine format, hosted by Sheena McDonald and Haig Gordon. Eschewing traditional desks for a more relaxed sofa setting, the programme focused on a variety of segments, while the core regional news was delivered in brief updates before and after the main show, with co-presenters broadcasting from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Scotland Today 1985 – 1986

Responding to criticisms, ‘Scotland Today’ refreshed its opening sequence, visuals, and overall presentation.

Scotland Today

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Quality: ST

23rd July 1986

Views: 545

Format: 4:3

Newsbrief Summaries

A selection of Newsbrief clips.

Newsbrief

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13th December 1985

Views: 202

Format: 4:3

Newsbrief

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1986

Views: 191

Format: 4:3

Newsbrief

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Quality: ST

30th January 1986

Views: 162

Format: 4:3

Scotland Today 1986 – 1989

In July 1986, Gus McDonald announced significant reforms to Scottish Television following intense criticism from the IBA, particularly concerning its news and current affairs output. David Scott was appointed as the new Head of News as part of a sweeping overhaul that saw several high-profile presenters and shows being discontinued, and a complete revamp of ‘Scotland Today’.

On October 20, 1986, the revamped ‘Scotland Today’ made its onscreen debut with a more serious and stripped-back aesthetic – not even a decorative plant was to be seen.

Haig Gordon departed the show and was succeeded by Malcolm Wilson. However, within a year, both Wilson and Sheena McDonald had left the programme. Angus Simpson and Shereen Nanjiani took over as the primary news anchors, with Geoff Brown joining the team soon after.

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Scotland Today 1989 – 1990

In March 1989, ‘Scotland Today’ introduced a new look. Viv Lumsden came on board, joining forces with Angus Simpson, Shereen Nanjiani, and Geoff Brown on the presenting team.

Scotland Today

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10th October 1989

Views: 504

Format: 4:3

Scotland Today 1990 – 1992

During the Autumn of 1990, ‘Scotland Today’ underwent another visual refresh.

Scotland Today

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Quality: ST

12th June 1991

Views: 231

Format: 4:3

Examples of studio camera angles and content graphics.

Scotland Today 1993 – 1996

As part of the new franchise and new look ident, Scotland Today was given a brand new look to match from January 1993.

Scotland Today

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2nd February 1993

Views: 222

Format: 4:3

Scotland Today

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10th February 1993

Views: 169

Format: 4:3

Scotland Today

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18th February 1993

Views: 559

Format: 4:3

Scotland Today

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25th March 1995

Views: 340

Format: 4:3

Examples of studio camera angles and content graphics

Scotland Today 1996 – 2000

In October 1996, coinciding with a fresh image revamp from Scottish Television, ‘Scotland Today’ also debuted a new look.

Scotland Today

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20th December 1997

Views: 150

Format: 4:3

Examples of studio camera angles and content graphics.

Scotland Today 2000 – 2003

The theme music used during this period was called “Newsline”. It was by Giles Lamb, Kahl Henderson, Michael Mackinnon and Leslie Rice.

Scotland Today

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2000

Views: 419

Format: 4:3

Scotland Today

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2000

Views: 224

Format: 4:3

Scotland Today

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10th March 2000

Views: 462

Format: 4:3

Scotland Today

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6th November 2001

Views: 109

Format: 4:3

Scotland Today

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20th November 2002

Views: 157

Format: 4:3

Examples of studio camera angles and content graphics.

Scotland Today 2003 – 2005

On January 6, 2003, ‘Scotland Today’ rolled out a brand-new visual style. This was followed by an update to the graphics on May 11, 2005.

Examples of studio presentation and programme graphics.

Scotland Today 2006

On January 5, 2006, ‘Scotland Today’ received an overhaul that reintroduced the use of a desk, alongside updated graphics and titles.

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Scotland Today 2006 – 2009

On July 24, 2006, ‘Scotland Today’ underwent a significant revamp as a part of a comprehensive reorganisation of STV’s news operations. John MacKay took over as the programme’s sole presenter. Additionally, starting from January 8, 2007, five-minute segments specifically tailored for Edinburgh and Glasgow were introduced. In August of that year, Sean Batty joined the team as a dedicated weather presenter, marking the first time in over a decade that the station had employed a full-time weather presenter.

Scotland Today

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Quality: HQ

22nd March 2009

Views: 644

Format: 16:9

STV News 2009 – 2011

On March 23, ‘Scotland Today’ was rebranded to ‘STV News’ aligning with the updated branding of STV.

STV News promo

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Quality: ST

2010

Views: 91

Format: 16:9

Examples of studio camera angles and content graphics.

STV News 2011 – 2014

On May 23, 2011, ‘STV News’ in the central belt underwent a significant restructuring. The 6pm broadcast and the late evening bulletin were divided into separate segments.

STV News – Glasgow Studio

John MacKay continued his role as presenter from the Glasgow studio, catering specifically for audiences in the West.

STV News

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2013

Views: 462

Format: 16:9

STV News – Edinburgh Studio

‘STV News’ launched a new programme tailored for the East from its Edinburgh studio. Juliet Dunlop served as the main presenter for this Edinburgh-focused broadcast until her departure in the summer of 2013. Rachel McTavish and Gordon Chree stepped in as her successors shortly thereafter.

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STV News 2014 – 2018

On June 2, 2014, ‘STV News’ unveiled an updated visual style in sync with the comprehensive rebranding of all STV services. The opening titles were designed to include both Summer and Winter versions.

Pan Regional

All lunchtime bulletins provide coverage for both Edinburgh and Glasgow, while the weekend bulletins extend their reach to cover all regions across Scotland.

STV News

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Quality: HQ

17th January 2018

Views: 318

Format: 16:9

STV News – Glasgow Studio

STV News

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23rd February 2015

Views: 328

Format: 16:9

STV News

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6th May 2016

Views: 350

Format: 16:9

STV News

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17th January 2018

Views: 237

Format: 16:9

Examples of studio presentation and content graphics.

STV News – Edinburgh Studio

As part of the relaunch, Laura Miller took on the role of main presenter for the Edinburgh bulletin.

STV News

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12th February 2015

Views: 195

Format: 16:9

STV News

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8th July 2015

Views: 102

Format: 16:9

STV News

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14th July 2015

Views: 88

Format: 16:9

STV News

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3rd August 2015

Views: 169

Format: 16:9

STV News

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16th September 2015

Views: 84

Format: 16:9

STV News

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13th May 2016

Views: 137

Format: 16:9

STV News

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12th July 2016

Views: 88

Format: 16:9

STV News

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19th October 2016

Views: 103

Format: 16:9

STV News

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21st October 2016

Views: 79

Format: 16:9

STV News at Six

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30th November 2016

Views: 213

Format: 16:9

STV News

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29th August 2017

Views: 120

Format: 16:9

STV News

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28th April 2018

Views: 99

Format: 16:9

Examples of studio presentation and graphics.

Scotland Tonight

‘Scotland Tonight’ premiered on October 24, 2011.

On April 24, 2017, ‘Scotland Tonight’ underwent a refresh, introducing a new design featuring a purple colour scheme.

Scotland Tonight

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17th January 2018

Views: 119

Format: 16:9

Examples of studio presentation and content graphics.

STV News 2018 – Present

On September 10, 2018, ‘STV News’ in Scotland’s central belt underwent a significant revamp. The previously separate broadcasts were combined, yet they continued to air live from both the Edinburgh and Glasgow studios. Kelly-Ann Woodland and John MacKay were introduced as co-presenters, sharing the screen to seamlessly guide viewers through the main stories of the day. While the core of the news was delivered jointly, sports coverage remained distinct between the two locations, with Paul Barnes presenting from Edinburgh and Raman Bhardwaj in Glasgow.

Bobby Hain, STV’s Managing Director of Broadcast, stated: “We wanted to set a new standard for Scottish news and I’m confident our reinvigorated STV News at Six will do that. The dual presentation format will deliver the combined strength of our presenters and whole team of news journalists to bring a fresh, authoritative but friendly approach to our flagship news programme. STV News at Six will now include more original journalism, live commentary, interaction with viewers and of course, we’ll have complementary content on our social and online platforms.”

In line with STV’s commitment to being ‘Scotland’s home of news and entertainment’, Laura Boyd has taken up the role of STV News Entertainment Reporter. She will be providing special entertainment segments across various platforms, in addition to spotlighting stories from Scotland’s eclectic cultural, music, and arts landscape during the STV News at Six.

The innovative structure of the new STV News at Six was conceptualised by Senior Director John Mason.

STV News

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Quality: HQ

9th January 2020

Views: 293

Format: 16:9

STV News

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4th April 2020

Views: 334

Format: 16:9


STV News was given a refresh on 7th March 2022.

Clips to follow.