Alan Douglas (journalist)

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Alan Douglas (born Dundee, 16 October 1951) is a journalist and broadcaster.

Douglas was a reporter and then studio presenter on BBC Scotland's evening news programme Reporting Scotland from 1978 to 1996.

Alan Douglas left Reporting Scotland BBC Scotland in 1996 having already teamed up with his wife Viv Lumsden to co-present Scottish Television's BAFTA-winning style programme, The Home Show for six years.

He has worked on newspapers and radio throughout his journalistic career which has spanned over forty years, starting at the Comet Newspaper, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. He spent four years working in BBC Local Radio in Carlisle and Humberside before returning to BBC Scotland.

Douglas is a former founding director of The Broadcasting Business Ltd, a media consultancy specialising in media awareness and presentation skills training and crisis management. He still works as a media consultant for several high-profile clients including Police Scotland.

Douglas still writes extensively about driving and cars as a freelance motoring correspondent, contributing to websites, newspapers and BBC Radio and TV Scotland and Scottish Television on motoring and transport issues.

He is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists and holds a car, bus, lorry and motorbike licence and is a former Regional Journalist of the Year of the Guild of Motoring Writers. He is the proud owner of a pristine 1994 Jaguar XJ6 which only goes on the road in the summer months - and never in the rain.

He lives in Glasgow with his wife, broadcaster Viv Lumsden. Douglas has two adult daughters, two step children and eight grandchildren.

Sources[edit]

Who's Who In Scotland 2003 edition (Carrick Media, Kilmarnock) ISBN 978-0-946724-52-9