Your Noon Briefing: Wins for two Scots radio stations, Scottish Creative Awards, etc

TWO Scots radio stations have been named winners at awards celebrating the best of the UK commercial radio sector.

Radio Borders was awarded gold in the Station of the Year (under 500,000 TSA) category, at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, held last night.

Meanwhile, Radio Clyde took top spot in Local Sales Team category.

Radio Clyde also took silver (in the Station of the Year (500,000 – 2m TSA) category), while Radio Borders took two bronze medals (Breakfast Show of the Year (under 2m TSA) and Local Sales Team).

There were bronzes too for Forth One, Bauer Scotland and Northsound 1.

View the full list of winners, here.

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BEGINS The Drum magazine: “The Scottish Creative Awards has announced a final call for entries, allowing those who missed the entry deadline the chance to get involved with the prime creative awards for Scotland.

“Celebrating the achievements of Scotland’s creative sector and marketing elite the awards, which are sponsored by the Chesterfield Group, are open to digital, design, PR and advertising agencies.

“Awards up for grabs include Press Campaign, Best Ad on a Mobile Medium, Best Use of Visual Design, Advertising Strategy, PR Strategy/Stunt and many more.”

Read more, here.

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FOLLOWING news earlier this week (and noted here) that Marjorie Calder has stepped down as a director of The BIG Partnership PR agency, the website, Daily Business, moves the story forward…

It begins: “Marjorie Calder has stepped down as a director of The BIG Partnership after 12 years with the company. She has set up OceanBlue Consulting and, appropriately, she is ‘walking away from a rather wonderful job’ to go sailing.

“Ms Calder will remain as a consultant to Glasgow-based BIG where she has been a director since 2006, but in a no-holds-barred blog she admits she wants a change of life.

“‘I’m walking away from a really rather wonderful job in a company to which, and from colleagues to whom, I shall always be grateful. On the face of it, as a divorced woman with a mortgage, this doesn’t look like my smartest move ever, but yet it FEELS right.'”

Read more, here. And here, Marjorie’s blog.

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A SCOTTISH political reporter is being sought by The Press and Journal newspaper – as advertised here, on the media jobs board.

Please do mention the site when replying to vacancies you see advertised on it.

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BEGINS The Guardian: “Judges have cleared the way for the former Guardian journalist, [Scot] Donald MacLeod, to claim damages from the Metropolitan police after he was left with brain injuries when he was hit by a police car answering an emergency call while he was cycling home.”

Read more, here.

The story is also reported on page 21 of today’s The Scotsman.

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THE features editor of teen girls magazine, Shout, has been promoted to the role of acting editor.

Ali Henderson has been with the fortnightly title, published by DC Thomson, for five years.

Her successor has still to be announced.

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STAYING with DC Thomson, an announcement from it begins: “DC Thomson has teamed up with Aardman to bring Morph, the nation’s favourite clay character, to The Beano, everyone’s favourite comic.

“Morph guest stars in The Beano, sharing the cover with Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, and appearing in a specially-commissioned comic strip, which sees Morph escape from Gnasher (who has mistaken him for a sausage) and help Dennis foil a dastardly scheme by Walter Brown his arch-enemy.”

Read more, here.

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AN appreciation of Scots broadcaster, James Naughtie, who, earlier this week (as noted, here) announced he is switching jobs, insodoing stepping down as a presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme… by John Plunkett, here in The Guardian.

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A THREE-day festival of digital technology – taking place in Edinburgh next month – has released details of its day two speakers and ‘early bird’ tickets.

The annual Turing Festival is taking place between the 21st and 23rd of next month.

For more details, click here.

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