Commissioning

Welcome to the BBC Scotland commissioning page.

We commission content for all BBC Scotland’s Radio, Television, Online and Social Media services.

Explore the profiles below for up-to-date information on current opportunities for each genre.

In Factual, David Harron has a call out for a new run of Our Lives for BBC One, and we’re also looking for ideas to help mark some anniversaries coming up in 2019.

Tony Nellany is highlighting an invitation to pitch for a current affairs debate and discussion show. Both Gareth Hydes and Louise Thornton are looking for podcasts; please take a look at Gareth’s briefing page.

Our Arts strategy cuts across genres and platforms – so you’ll find opportunities for Arts content across each commissioner’s brief. Louise is leading on commissioning our Arts brand Loop across platforms, and has slots on the Channel for a regular TV series as part of that.

We are a multiplatform team so are always looking for ways in which our content can work across two or more platforms, so please consider how to achieve this when developing ideas. Our Digital budget contains provision for additional linked-to-linear content.

We’re also keen to ensure that our content reflects Scotland’s social, geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, and are particularly focused on finding stories from outside Glasgow.

Proposals that have other finance attached or that have the potential to bring in other funders are also attractive.

Thank you for your interest in working with us.

On-screen guidelines

Please refer to your BBC Scotland delivery contact for the current branding delivery guidelines and assets.