STV Announces Team for New News and Current Affairs Show

STV has announced its presenting team for its new nightly current affairs programme, Scotland Tonight.

Hosted by John MacKay and Rona Dougall, Scotland Tonight will air live on STV every night from Monday to Thursday at 10.30pm, starting on Monday. John and Rona will each present separately on two nights of the week.

Says STV: “The 30-minute programme will bring viewers an in-depth look at the big news stories of the day along with sport, politics, business, art and entertainment, live studio guests, special features and in-depth analysis and discussion, all delivered in a fresh, accessible, interactive and engaging style.”

John MacKay is the anchor for STV News at Six, a position he has held since 1994. Prior to joining STV, he worked across various roles at BBC Scotland including producer, presenter and duty editor. He has written three novels, set in the Hebrides.

Rona Dougall was Sky News Scotland correspondent for over 15 years. 

Adds STV: “Scotland Tonight will be produced and presented from STV’s HQ in Glasgow, with a team of journalists delivering engaging reports and features from all corners of the country. Scotland Tonight will also incorporate local news bulletins from the east, west and north of Scotland, bringing viewers across the country the top stories from their local area.

The programme will discuss the issues that are important to people in Scotland and as such, viewers will be encouraged to interact with the show each evening. A dedicated website,, will provide the agendas and discussion points for the show, alongside a dedicated Facebook and Twitter page allowing viewers to interact with the show live and immediately. Viewers will also have the ability to select one of the topics up for discussion that evening.”