BBC Scotland Director Steve Carson will stand down after seven years in Scotland and 11 years with the broadcaster.

The BBC’s senior figure in Scotland, Carson will leave in September, ahead of taking up a new position in Dublin as Director of Video for the Republic of Ireland’s public service broadcaster RTÉ.

3. BBC Scotland. Steve Carson

Steve Carson to step down as BBC Scotland director

Carson became head of BBC Scotland in 2020, taking on responsibility for leading 1,100 staff producing TV, radio and digital content across 13 centres.

He moved to Scotland as head of multi-platform commissioning in 2017 and was responsible for launching the BBC Scotland TV channel two years later.

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Before that, he was head of BBC Northern Ireland Productions and director of programmes at RTÉ Television.

Carson said: “It has been the honour of my life to serve as Director of BBC Scotland, and it has been a privilege to meet and work with so many talented people and teams across the country.”

Rhodri Talfan Davies, BBC Director of Nations, said: “Steve’s shrewd judgement, his focus on audiences and his impressive creative instincts have been a driving force in BBC Scotland’s success over recent years. He is also a passionate and supportive colleague – intensely proud of the teams he leads across BBC Scotland and deeply committed to the development of the Scottish production sector.”

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