Grant Stott joins BBC Radio Scotland

Grant Stott's left Forth One in January this year. Picture; Greg Macvean
Grant Stott's left Forth One in January this year. Picture; Greg Macvean
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Former Forth One DJ Grant Stott is to join BBC Radio Scotland to host new shows later this year.

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The actor and DJ is to balance his new role at the station with his acting career having appeared in a number of productions since his departure from Forth One at the end of January this year.

Stott will be behind a variety of shows on the station, presenting a range of comedy and music programmes, including Stop The Press, a comedy quiz programme and panel show Breaking The News.

As well as this, Stott will also host a new music show that will air on Sunday afternoons in the summer.

Jeff Zycinski, Head of Radio, BBC Scotland, says: “Grant has a terrific track record as a broadcaster who builds a strong connection with his audiences.

“I’m delighted to welcome him on board to present the new shows we’ll be launching this summer. Grant will be a strong addition to our line-up of presenters.”

Grant Stott had presented shows for the BBC and STV in the past and his latest role will see him return to the BBC.

Speaking to the BBC, Grant sayid: “I’m thrilled - and a little bit stunned - to be joining the BBC and the team at Radio Scotland.

“The variety and range of the programmes I’m going to be working on is really exciting and I can’t wait to get started on this next chapter in my radio career”.