Vivien Dale Victoria Lumsden (born Edinburgh, 22 November 1952) was a newsreader on the Scottish TV (STV Central) news programme, Scotland Today for nine years. Before Scottish TV, she worked on BBC Scotland's Reporting Scotland from 1984 to 1989.
A broadcaster for more than 20 years, she is best known for an on-screen partnership with Shereen Nanjiani in the 1990s. She started her career in 1975 as an AA traffic reporter, before joining BBC Scotland as a Breakfast Time newsreader. Lumsden also fronted coverage of the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 for BBC Scotland.
A director of Saga Radio in Glasgow until it was bought over to become Smooth FM, Lumsden is on the board of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in the city. She is currently restaurant critic for Scottish Field magazine and occasionally writes and broadcasts on aspects of the hospitality industry, travel and home style and design. Lumsden lives in Glasgow with her husband, former broadcaster, Alan Douglas. Lumsden has an adult son and daughter and two granddaughters. Her daughter is a BBC Radio Scotland Travel presenter and is married to Scottish actor Lewis Macleod.
During the early 1990s, she presented her own chat show called Viv on Sunday and was also one of the presenters of the long running The Home Show
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