Grant Stott

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In Victorian dress, Grant Stott leads the re-opening ceremony for the redeveloped National Museum of Scotland in July 2011

Grant Stott is a Scottish broadcaster from Edinburgh, and formerly worked as DJ on Edinburgh radio station Forth 1 until January 2017. Grant is the brother of former television presenter John Leslie. As children Grant and John would host DJ competitions from their parents house in Edinburgh and invite friends over to vote for their favourite between the two which formed a healthy rivalry for years to come.

Television career[edit]

For many years Grant presented BBC Scotland schools broadcast filmed in Scotland, See You See Me. Many of the episodes were recorded with Wilma Kennedy. Episodes included studying maps, the Vikings, Romans and the 1960s.

In 1993 Grant presented the Scottish Television show Wemyss Bay 902101.[1] From 1995-97 He also used to present the first three series of BBC Scotland weekend children's show, Fully Booked.

Stott joined STV in the Autumn of 2006, to co-host Scotsport alongside Andy Walker, after the departure of Jim Delahunt. The programme was cancelled in May 2008, due to increasing competition from BBC Scotland's Sportscene. On Hogmanay 2007, Grant fronted a special programme, 50 Years of Scotsport, with Michelle Watt, Stott also presented STV's Hogmanay Live from Edinburgh, which was broadcast for 20 minutes from 23:50.

Stage credits[edit]


Stott is also known for his yearly pantomimes at Edinburgh's King's Theatre. In 2006, he starred alongside Allan Stewart and Andy Gray in a production of Cinderella. Appearances include:

Future Performances:

Other appearances[edit]

Stott also writes a column for the Edinburgh Evening News, where he also writes another weekly column in the sports section commenting about his love of Hibernian FC.

Stott become the spokesperson for the promotional literature for the Edinburgh-based bus company Lothian Buses[2]

Stott also performed a song at the Radio Forth Awards 2011 titled "Thats Fife" (a cover of That's Life) a tribute to Fife, mocking various towns, landmarks and famous Fife people. It since has had over 100,000 views on YouTube.

He has a show on Forth 1 on Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00.[3]


Grant raising money for Leukaemia Research in memory of Moray Fotheringham, by cycling[4] and is a patron of the Edinburgh-based charity, 'It's good 2 give'.

Grant also sponsored an Indian Elephant in 2013 through the Save An Elephant foundation.


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