A new, 30-minute news and current affairs programme – broadcasting at 10.30pm, Monday to Thursday – is to be launched by STV.
Scotland Tonight will begin airing later this year and will cover news, sport, politics and current affairs.
Says a statement issued STV: “Starting later this year, the 30-minute programme will be produced and presented from STV’s news centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen with a dedicated team of journalists delivering engaging reports and features from all corners of the country.”
The statement quotes Gordon Macmillan, head of news at STV, as saying: “Scotland Tonight is a fresh and exciting new offering from STV, providing viewers with a round-up of all the big issues as well as in-depth analysis and discussion, four nights a week.
“This new addition to the schedule allows us to build on the success of our popular election programming by delivering news, sport and current affairs in an accessible and engaging style through dedicated on-air programming and digital content.
“We know that there is a real appetite for local news in Scotland and we will continue to serve our audience by delivering more local content as part of Scotland Tonight, STV News at Six and our growing network of hyper-local websites, STV Local.”
The new programme will replace the existing weekly politics show, Politics Now.