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1980 in Scottish television

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This is a list of events in Scottish television from 1980.



  • 7 January - Grampian Today is relaunched as North Tonight, as part of an effort to reflect northern Scotland as a whole. 1980 also sees Grampian introduces weekday lunchtime and closedown news bulletins, called North News and North Headlines respectively.


March to November

  • No events.


  • 1 December – BBC Scotland carries out a one-week experiment in breakfast television. It is a simulcast of BBC Radio Scotland's breakfast show Good Morning Scotland.[2]
  • 28 December – The IBA announces the results of the 1980 franchise round, revealing that all three of Scotland's ITV broadcasters have retained their franchises.




Television series



See also


  1. ^ a b "Popular Scottish TV shows you'll remember". www.scotsman.com. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  2. ^ BBC Genome Project BBC1 Scotland listings 1 December 1980
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