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Grant Stott is an experienced Radio and TV presenter, columnist, event host and regular evil panto villain!
Grant was a police officer with Lothian and Border Police for four years serving in Jedburgh, Eyemouth and laterally Edinburgh City Centre but left in 1990 to start a career in the media and never looked back. His first radio job was with Edinburgh based Radio Forth and since then, he has become one of the best known and most consistent names on the Station and currently hosts the 10am -2pm slot on 97.3 Forth One each Monday to Friday.
As well as Radio Forth, Grant has hosted a number of BBC Radio Scotland programmes including The Fred MacAulay Show, Off The Ball, Daddy or Chips, Mummy or Chips and Soundcheck.
Throughout the 1990s Grant carved out a varied and very busy television career for both STV and BBC, initially on the children's show ''Wemyss Bay 902101'' (STV) and then in 1995 he made his network debut on the live Saturday morning show ''Fully Booked'' for BBC1 and BBC2 which ran for three years. Alongside these programmes he was consistently presenting output for BBC Scotland's Education Department with ''See You, See Me'' running for over ten years.
During this time he was also a roving reporter for STV's lunchtime Scotland Today news programme presenting their daily vox-pops feature as well as appearing in both series of BBC Scotland's lifestyle magazine show ''Feeling Good''.
During his successful spell with the BBC, Grant was also a prominent fixture in all of BBC Scotland's ''Children in Need'' live broadcasts between 1992 and 1997 which probably goes without saying, wasn't without its moments!
In 2006, after a break from the small screen, Grant returned when he became just the 5th presenter of STV's ''Scotsport'' in its 50 year history presenting the weekly football highlights and analysis of the Scottish Premier League. To mark the landmark Anniversary of the programme, Grant presented a one hour special ''50 Years of Scotsport'' which was shown on Hogmanay 2007 and then later in the evening, he was live from Edinburgh to bring in the bells for STV's ''Hogmanay Live 07''.
2010 saw Grant return to television when he became the first presenter to regularly stand in for Stephen Jardine on STVs teatime show ''The Hour''.
Grant has also become very experienced corporate host and MC across Scotland. Recent events have included The IoD Director Of The Year Awards, CIPRide Scotland Awards, The CCA Awards, The Autotrader (Scotland) Awards, The Childline Scotland Annual Ball, The Edinburgh WAGS Dinner for Epilepsy Scotland, The Radio Forth Awards, The Edinburgh Evening News Business Excellence Awards and The Young Edinburgh Awards to name but a few often returning to host these events on a number of occasions.
In September 2007, he was on the receiving end of an award himself, when his charity work was acknowledged as he was named ''Big Hearted Scotland - Entertainer of the Year 2007'' and in 2010 Grant became patron of the charity ''Its Good 2 Give'' was delighted to accept the special honorary role of Prostate Scotland Charity Ambassador.
Latterly he has also undertaken duties in a number of high profile Burns Suppers where his self penned ''Burnshemian Rhapsody'' is enjoyed by Burns fans and purists alike.
He has also been the regular Corporate Match-day host at his beloved Hibernian Football Club since 2002 where he successfully manages to combine business with pleasure!
Grant is very much a mainstay of the Scottish panto scene, having taken to the stage every year, bar one, since 1993. Having debuted at the Kings in Glasgow, he has now been the regular villain at The Kings in Edinburgh for 8 consecutive years and this year's ''Cinderella'' will see him notch up his 19th Panto!
2011 saw Grant once again co-hosting the Radio Forth Awards, along with fellow presenter Arlene Stuart. The event was held at Edinburgh's Usher Hall and performing on stage was The Wanted, former Spice Girl Mel C, Pixie Lott and Matt Cardle. Grant was not to know at the time, that he would end up outshinning them all, when he burst into his own version of a classic Sinatra song, which he renamed "That's Fife". The recording which went up on Forth One's web site had over 70,000 hits on it within the first 10 days. You can watch it now by clicking the following link:
Grant Stott singing "That's Fife"
Grant has been in control at a number of huge public events such as Live And Loud at Hampden, The Edinburgh Moonwalk and The Concert In The Gardens in Princes Street Gardens at Hogmanay where he introduced the bands and counted down to midnight in front of 100,000 people for six consecutive years from 2001 returning in 2009 to introduce Madness.
Grant has written his own column for The Edinburgh Evening News every week since 2001 where he wrote his own take on the week's events right up until early 2008, when he made the move to their Sports pullout, ''The Final Whistle'' where he now writes solely about his beloved Hibs each Monday.
Grant lives in Edinburgh with his wife Claire their two children, Sam and Lori and Charlie the Dog.
''a complete delight to work with. He was so professional and just lovely. At the rehearsals he was great at adding bits and changing bits to work and made it all work better. On the night itself, he was just great- totally engaged the audience and had really good banter- without being rude to anyone. He was great from start to finish''.
Lauren Blair, MacKay Hannah Ltd, Scottish Transport Awards
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Grant Stott on The Hour
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