News and Media

Television in Scotland


BBC Scotland

STV – Scottish Television – Scotland’s Digital Media Company.

Television News

BBC Scotland Programes

Debate Night – Topical debate on the big issues affecting Scotland and beyond.

Landward – Scotland’s farming and countryside programme focusing on the issues affecting the community.

The Nine – National and international news, plus sport and weather.

River City – Drama series set in a close-knit Glasgow community.

Scot Squad – Spoof comedy following the first Unified Scottish Police Force.

The Sunday Show – Big interviews, discussion and analysis on the stories that matter to Scotland.

Two Doors Down – Comedy centred around a couple and their insufferable neighbours.


Podlitical – from BBC Scotland – Politics chat with the latest goings-on at Holyrood and Westminster through the eyes of BBC Scotland journalists.

BBC Radio Scotland Podcasts

Scottish Podcasts from PlayerFM

The Official Scottish Rugby Podcast – bringing fans exclusive behind the scenes interviews and information, news and discussion from the home of Scottish Rugby.

Stories of Scotland – Join hosts Annie MacDonald and Jenny Johnstone as they unravel the rich tapestry of Scotland’s culture, nature and heritage.

Podcasts from the Scottish Poetry Library.

Daily and Sunday Newspapers

Scottish Magazines

Holyrood Magazine – fortnightly political and current affairs magazine that keeps people informed with its award-winning and thought-provoking editorial.

The People’s Friend – founded in 1869 – loved and trusted all around the world, with readers in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

The Scots Magazine – People, Places, Culture, Community.

Scotland Magazine – A bi-monthly magazine and online information source filled with history, heritage and travel, Scotland Magazine brings the country to life wherever you live around the world.

Scottish Field – Country News, Interiors, Gardens, Food & Drink, Property, Antiques, Fashion, Travel.

Scots Heritage Magazine – Lusciously illustrated and boasting a wealth of unbeatable Scottish historical and cultural articles. A must-read for anyone interested in Scotland’s past.

Scottish Life – A lively and entertaining blend of everything you love about Scotland.

Scottish Woman Magazine

Local Magazines

East Lothian Life – quarterly county magazine.

Edinburgh Life – each issue celebrates the myriad facets of our capital city and its environs, inviting a closer appreciation and sometimes proffering an alternative and surprising aspect of the place we think we know so well.

Scottish Local Newspapers

Radio in Scotland

BBC Radio

Independent Radio in Scotland


Boom Radio is the student radio station, broadcasting to Fife, Edinburgh & the World.

The station is manned by the Radio HNC/HND students of both Fife and Edinburgh College. We talk about local issues, college news and play the best new music with some classics peppered in!

Scottish Community Radio

107.8 Black Diamond FM – Community radio station in Midlothian

Aberdeen Student Radio

Cuillin Fm – serving Skye and Lochalsh

Dunoon Community Radio

Fresh Air FM – Edinburgh Student Radio

Sunny G 103 – Glasgow’s Community Radio

Isles FM – Community radio for the Western Isles

Nevis Radio

Radio North Angus

SubCity Radio – Glasgow

TD1 Radio – Galashiels and the Central Borders

Hospital Radio in Scotland

Radio North Angus

Ayr Hospital Radio

Borders Hospital Radio Service

Bridge FM – The Tayside Hospital Broadcasting Group

HBSA Hospital Radio – Ayrshire

Inverness Hospital Radio

Mayfield Radio Unit – hospital radio service for the patients of the New Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and Liberton hospitals.

Red Dot Radio – Edinburgh

Radio Grapevine – West Lothian

Radio Royal – Falkirk and Stirling Royal Infirmaries

Radio West Fife – Queen Margaret Hospital

Grampian Hospital Radio

Hospital Radio Perth

Southern Sound – Southern General Hospital, Glasgow

Victoria Infirmary Radio – Glasgow

Victoria Radio Network – Kirkcaldy

Wave Radio – Elgin

Wishaw General Hospital – Radio Law

The Hospital Broadcasting Association

Christian Radio

Revival Radio

Radio Scotland – The Original one

Radio Scotland – 242

Ofcom – Ofcom is the regulator for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services.