Today was rebranded North
Tonight in 1980.The local headlines
were also rebranded. North News followed
the ITN News At One on weekday afternoons
and the North Headlines were scheduled
just before closedown on weeknights only.
Kennedy Thomson, Lesley Macleod, David
Bennett, Maggie Palmer and Barrie Redfern.
By 1983 Grampian
had completed a £3.78 million building
and equipping project at Queens Cross
this marked the completion of a £5.25
million investment programme. The heart
of the new development was the new central
technical area located now on the ground
floor which housed £2million pounds
of the new development. Station announcers
moved into a new studio which had a choice
of sets for both news and continuity.
David Bennett and Daphne Neville
Off air picture
of Ann Brodie at news desk taken by me
on a visit to the new continuity studio
in March 1984.
A few months
later the set had changed to a blue background
for the headlines this was also being
used for continuity in the evenings and
the soft lounge set used for daytime.
got a new look in 1985 and so did the
set for news in the announcers studio.
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A new look
for 1987 the bulletin was still branded
North News and North Headlines, however
the studio set was branded Grampian News.
With the introduction
of twenty four hour television in 1988
the bulletins were rebranded as The Grampian
Headlines. The late bulletin followed
News At Ten which was now in line with
all the other ITV regions. The Grampian
Headlines were also now being produced
The look here
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Into the nineties
and another new look for The Grampian
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A new look
in 1993. Journalist Mark White presents
the first Grampian bulletin for GMTV.
Headlines in 1995.
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Announcers were still reading the Grampian
Headlines following the SMG merger in
1997. For a brief period an extra bulletin
was scheduled between eleven thirty and
midnight, there was still a short bulletin
and a pause for Reflections after News
At Ten. Invision continuity was slowly
being phased out and the announcers were
performing out of vision links before
and after the headlines.
Grampian's presenation department closed
at the end of June 1998 announcers were
no longer required in Aberdeen.
Journalists started to present the Grampian
Headlines. Sarah Mack and Mark White in
look for the headlines John Duncanson
and ex announcer Scott Brown here in 1999.
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the announcers departure from Queens Cross,
some new faces arrived in the Grampian
News Room to Present the headlines. The
bulletin still came from the old continuity
studio and this was the last look from
at lunchtime came from the North Tonight
studio and was branded as Grampian News.
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to their new studios in Tullos at the
end of June 2003. The GMTV bulletins and
weekend headlines were coming from the
new studios several weeks before the move
testing out the new facilities.
After the move all daytime bulletins were
branded as Grampian News and late bulletin
was renamed North Tonight.
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The late evening
bulletin was renamed North Tonight.
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rebranded as STV in May 2006, the daytime
bulletin was renamed North Today the programme
was given new graphics too.
was rebranded as STV in May 2006, North
Today and North Tonight were given a new
North Tonight was rebranded as STV News
in March 2009.