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Gordon Robertson: Why did we let the cameras in, for a fly-on-the-wall documentary?

WHEN I talk to fellow communications people about our BBC ‘fly-on-the-wall’ documentary, I get similar responses: polite noises and head nods, all with a look that says, ‘Have you taken leave of your senses?’ It’s one …

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Radio mic (the 17th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: MG ALBA funding boost, UK-wide role for Scottish Media Academy, etc

ONE of the two partners in Gaelic language TV channel, BBC ALBA, is to receive an additional £2.1 million of Scottish Government funding over a two-year period. The Government-funded

Colour pencils (the 16th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: FreshAir, Tim Dawson, etc

CONGRATULATIONS to the Edinburgh University student radio station, FreshAir. It has been named a winner at awards held at the Student Radio Conference, held last week in Newcastle

Media movers - Feature

Media Movers: Carole Erskine, Mark Latham, etc

WELCOME to Media Movers, reporting the latest moves within the Scottish media, including promotions and retirements. AND firstly, congratulations to Carole Erskine, appointed as a political reporter at STV. She

Newspapers (the 15th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Andrew Richardson, Scots and Google, etc

A FORMER managing director of Johnston Press Scotland - the Scots division of the publishers of The Scotsman and several other Scots newspapers - is reported to have

Radio dials (the 14th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Hugh Keevins, Regional Press Awards shortlist, etc

ONE of Scotland's most respected football journalists has penned his final column. Hugh Keevins wrote his last column for the Sunday Mail newspaper (here). He wrote also for sister

PrintersColourChart (the 11th of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Peter Ross book, Inside Edinburgh Airport, etc

THE award-winning journalist, Peter Ross, has his debut book out later this month - a collection of many of his articles written when he worked for Scotland on


Media Broth: Always a pleasure to serve

APRIL Fools' jokes everywhere, including a round-up in The Guardian, in The Drum, on the front page of The Herald, etc, etc. Oh, and in Did you spot

On air and mic (the tenth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Scots nominated in RTS Student TV Awards, Peter Steele, etc

SEVERAL Scots students have been nominated in an UK-wide competition celebrating the best of student television. The winners of the Royal Television Society's Student Television Awards will be announced

Media in Figures - Feature

The Media in Figures: Attitudes towards local TV

ALMOST 80 per cent of Scots are not aware that local television stations are beginning to launch throughout the UK - according to research. Says an UK-wide survey commissioned

TV studio camer (the ninth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Editorial changes at The Sunday Post, Stewart Boyd, etc

THE Sunday Post newspaper has substantially restructured its editorial team. The changes - made by editor-in-chief, Donald Martin - follows the departure of the paper's long-serving deputy, Alastair Bennett,

Newspapers (the eighth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Hayman to retrace Weir’s Way, BAFTA nomination for Finestripe, etc

THE Scots actor and broadcaster, David Hayman, is to retrace the footsteps of the popular STV programme series from yesteryear, Weir's Way. The re-make has begun filming - says

Made Here - Feature

Made Here: Eileanan Fraoich, BBC ALBA

AN eight-part TV series on BBC ALBA, Eileanan Fraoich follows Islay-born Heather Dewar - artist, cook and gardener - meeting local people on neighbouring Scalpay, Rum, Tiree, Gigha, Eigg, Raasay,

Photographer, black and white (the seventh of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Celtic Media Festival set for Inverness, last link on Real Radio XS, etc

AN annual festival celebrating the best of broadcasting, film and digital innovation throughout the Celtic nations and regions is to next year take place in Inverness. Just finished in


Media Awards: Celtic Media Festival Awards

THERE were three Scots wins among the several 'torc' prizes on offer at the Celtic Media Festival, the annual celebration of broadcasting, digital, etc from the Celtic nations

Microphone interview (the fourth of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Free places for upcoming talent at TV festival, P&J highly commended in media awards, etc

THIRTY free places at this year's Edinburgh International Television Festival are up for grabs, for people relatively new to the TV industry. Say the organisers of the festival -


Greg Russell: Is it time to TALK about radio in Scotland?

I KNOW that many of us who’ve been involved in the media in Scotland over the years have had discussions similar to what you’re about to read. And I

Touching a tablet (the third of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Radio Academy Awards nomination for Boogie in the Morning, PCC clears Scottish Sun over witness payment, etc

THE breakfast show broadcast on the Edinburgh-based commercial radio station, Radio Forth, has been shortlisted in the UK's most prestigious radio awards competition. 'Boogie in the Morning' is in

Mixing desk (the second of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Nelson named Political Journalist of the Year, Grierson Awards issues call for entries, etc

THE Scots journalist, Fraser Nelson - columnist on The Daily Telegraph and editor of The Spectator magazine - has been named Political Journalist of the Year, at the

(the first of the month)

Your Noon Briefing: Aird named recipient of ‘outstanding contribution’ award, Rose joins Scottish Daily Mail, etc

A CO-founder of Inverness Hospital Radio has been named the winner of an award recognising 'an outstanding contribution to hospital radio over a period of years'. Donnie Aird has

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