Media release: British Podcast Awards for The Big Light


THE Big Light, the Scots podcast network, is delighted to announce that its eight-part musical drama, Atlantic – A Scottish Story, and its COP 26 Daily podcast have been awarded bronze and silver medals, respectively, at this year’s prestigious British Podcast Awards.

These prestigious industry awards were held at London’s, Kennington Park on Saturday 23rdJuly, and powered by Audible. More than 100 independent judges whittled down the entries to form ten nominations in nearly all the main categories.

Atlantic was awarded bronze in the Best Fiction category and COP 26 Daily received a silver in the Best Daily Podcast category. COP 26 Daily triumphed from a pool of exceptional UK content that included podcasts produced for the Guardian, Spotify and The Economist.

The Big Light:

The Big Light is a podcast network and producers of broadcast quality podcasts.

Based in Glasgow, The Big Light was founded by TV and radio professionals, Fiona White and Janice Forsyth in 2019 and The Big Light Network features a growing portfolio of outstanding Scottish podcasts that include: Blethered with Sean McDonald, Old Firm Facts with football journalist Adam Miller and the chart-topping Talking Derry Girls.

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About Atlantic:

Atlantic is an eight-part musical drama inspired by true stories from the remote Scottish island, St Kilda. It is written by award-winning musical theatre partnership, Noisemaker – writer/actor, Scott Gilmour, and composer/musical director, Claire McKenzie.

Atlantic features a star-studded cast including David Hayman, Kate Dickie, Blythe Duff, Richard Rankin and Scottish singer, Ainsley Hamill.

It follows the story of two young islanders and features a soaring soundtrack and Gaelic songs. An album, containing these songs and bonus tracks by Richard Rankin, is available now to download on Spotify.

Eight episodes
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About COP 26 Daily:

COP 26 Daily takes you to the heart of the 2022 UN climate change conference in Glasgow.

Hosted by Cameron Angus MacKay. The Big Light reported daily from this critical conference and immersed our listeners in the stories, events and key moments from the summit.

COP 26 Daily is available on The Big Light Network. The podcast features key interviews with activists and delegates alike and includes interviews with a former President and Prime Minister as well as politicians Ed Miliband and Amber Rudd.

There’s also a special contribution from musicians Patti Smith and Kenny Anderson (a.k.a King Creosote)

17 episodes
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