|Format||News and current affairs programme|
|Presented by||Gordon Brewer,
|Producer(s)||BBC Scotland News|
|Location(s)||BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Running time||20 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC Two Scotland|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
|Original run||4 October 1999 – present|
Newsnight Scotland is a BBC Scotland television news programme which started on Monday 4 October 1999. The programme is aired from BBC Pacific Quay in Glasgow, and is an opt out of the main London-based Newsnight programme. It is on at 11pm from Mondays to Thursdays, replacing the last twenty minutes of Newsnight on BBC Two Scotland.
Newsnight Scotland covers all topical and political issues that affect Scotland. Often the issues derive from the goings-on at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood. The programme has investigated many topics, including the costs of the construction of the Holyrood site. It reported in great detail about the decisions leading to this, including the competition for Scotland's new parliament. The biggest story covered so far was the parliament itself; with extensive coverage of the Fraser Inquiry.
Newsnight Scotland came about as a result of calls for a Scottish-based version of the BBC News at Six (the so-called "Scottish Six") following the vote in favour of Scottish devolution. As this did not come about a 'compromise' was then reached in 1999, when Newsnight Scotland was devised.
The programme is presented by Glenn Campbell on Mondays, and Gordon Brewer fronts the programme on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Isobel Fraser, Sally Magnusson and Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland co-presenter Gary Robertson also appear on the show as stand-in presenters. In 1999, the programme had a Friday edition with a brief news summary before being dropped.
Currently, the Newsnight Scotland on-air team consists of the following;
The Newsnight Scotland team were rewarded for their work in bringing environmental issues to a wider public audience at the 2003 British Environmental Media Awards (BEMAs) in London. The award was for a report from Newfoundland, concerning the collapse of the Canadian cod fisheries.