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1987 in Scottish television

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List of years in Scottish television (table)

This is a list of events in Scottish television from 1987.



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  • 7 September – ITV launches a full morning programme schedule, with advertising, for the first time. The new service includes regular five-minute national and Scottish news bulletins.
  • 14 September – After 30 years on ITV, ITV Schools moves to Channel 4. Opt outs of the network schools schedule continue, thereby allowing programmes relevant to schools in Scotland to continue to be broadcast. To date, this is the only time that Scotland has opted out of the Channel 4 schedule.

October to December

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Television series

Ending this year



See also


  1. ^ Brown, Ian (13 February 2020). Performing Scottishness: Enactment and National Identities. Springer Nature. p. 194. ISBN 978-3-030-39407-3.
  2. ^ McElroy, Ruth (14 October 2016). Contemporary British Television Crime Drama: Cops on the Box. Taylor & Francis. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-317-16096-0.
  3. ^ Williams, Craig (30 April 2020). "A look back at classic Glasgow comedy show City Lights". GlasgowLive. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  4. ^ Tait, Derek (15 November 2019). A 1980s Childhood. Amberley Publishing Limited. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-4456-9242-5.
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