Your Noon Briefing: New look for STV, four-part Highlands series commissioned, etc

STV is to have its look refreshed, including its studio sets.

The rebranding is to be unveiled on the second of next month, the day when the broadcaster launches a local TV station serving Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

Read more, here.

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BEGINS the media release on the BBC website: “Stunning scenery, mercurial weather, mountains and microsystems will all be celebrated in a new four–part series, Highlands, commissioned by BBC Scotland in conjunction with BBC Two.

“Highlands is being made by Maramedia, the same company which made the BAFTA-nominated Hebrides – Islands On The Edge.”

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A MARKETING campaigns and social media manager is being sought, on a temporary basis, by Police Scotland – as advertised, here.

The role is for between six and nine months.

The ad is repeated on the allmediascotland media jobs twitter feed, here.

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REPORTS The Drum media and marketing magazine, new research suggests that 57 per cent of people working in marketing know at least one person who has left the sector because of their responsibilities as parents.

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HE is described in an obituary in The Scotsman today as a ‘racehorse trainer and journalist’.

Edinburgh-born Jamie Douglas-Home was aged just 61 when he died last week.

The obituary begins: “Jamie Douglas-Home, nephew of the former British prime minister Sir Alec, was a racehorse trainer in the 1970s and 80s before becoming one of the UK’s most-respected racing correspondents, notably for the Racing Post and Country Life magazine.”

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THE latest set of quarterly radio listening figures were published this morning. And they show, among other things, a slight year-on-year dip in the radio listening levels for BBC Radio Scotland, whose head, Jeff Zycinski, is quoted in a BBC statement, as saying: “These are a very healthy set of figures for BBC Radio Scotland, which reaches more than a fifth of all adult listeners in Scotland.”

The quote continues: “Our production teams also make a range of content for Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 3 and Radio 1, so it’s gratifying to see such a positive set of figures for BBC network radio overall.

“There are exciting months ahead and we can help audiences celebrate this summer with our unique and diverse mix of programmes and events, ranging from the One Big Weekend and the Commonwealth Games to the Edinburgh Festivals.”

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