Your Noon Briefing: Film studio soon?, Police Scotland, etc

BEGINS Brian Ferguson, in The Scotsman: “A deal to secure a national film studio for Scotland may be agreed within the next eight weeks, it has emerged.

“Scottish Enterprise has disclosed details of a new private sector firm which has emerged as the surprise front-runner for the long-delayed project.

“The agency, which has spent more than two years examining sites for the project, said the latest proposal would deliver one of the highest soundstages in the UK if it went ahead.”

Read more, here.

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SCOTLAND’S relatively new unitary police force has announced a new media distribution system.

An operational note was issued to news and picture desks highlighting the changes, which, Police Scotland believes, will improve the consistency of distribution across the service.

The policing service also highlighted a change due shortly to the opening hours of the media service which will bring together all the different operating arrangements across the country to core hours of 0800-1700 Monday to Friday with a limited staff service to 1900 and an additional limited service of 0900-1700 at weekends across the country.

The corporate media team, based in Stirling, will continue to operate 0900-1700 Monday to Friday with the media out-of-hours service operating as per current arrangements.

Says Andrew Walker, head of News: “The work to unify the communications service across the organisation continues as we move to improve our distribution service and introduce a consistency to the hours of service provided.”

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FRAME Creative PR is the new PR arm of Frame Group, one of Scotland’s most prolific creative marketing agencies, and it is seeking an account executive, as advertised here on the media jobs board.

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

And feel free to follow our allmediajobs twitter feed.

Also, a trainee reporter is being sought by Romanes Media Group, to join its editorial team at the Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette Series, comprising The Gazette, Barrhead News and Paisley People. This is a full-time permanent role based in the company’s Clydebank office.

The vacancy is being advertised, here.

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BBC Radio Scotland has seen its latest listening figures rise by 2.3 per cent on the corresponding period 12 months previously.

Says the radio listening auditing body, RAJAR, the station’s ‘reach’ between the fourth quarter (October-December) of 2013 and the same period last year rose from an average 868,000 listeners to 888,000.

Catch up on the other Scots radio stations’ figures, here.

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BEGINS a media release posted on allmediascotland by The BIG Partnership: “Radio Forth has kicked off its 40th birthday celebrations in style, with Forth 1 and Forth 2 combined enjoying increased weekly reach and market share – and new station Forth 3 joining the family.

“The legendary Edinburgh radio group became Radio ‘Forty’ recently as it celebrated the 40th anniversary of its first-ever day of programming, having first stormed the airwaves back in 1975. At the same time brand new station, Forth 3, was introduced to the marketplace.”

Read more, here.

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