John Logie Baird's invention found its
way into homes across the nation as television came to Scotland. After
the Television Network broadcast the funeral of King George VI, the Kirk
O' Shotts transmitter started the new television service in Scotland in
1952. The irony was that the small village surrounding the transmitter
didn't even have electricity, they still used oil lamps and outside taps
so were unimpressed by these technical advances on their doorstep!
How we lived in the 1950s.
Parliamo Glasgow? Stanley will teach you...
Draw In Your Chair
The very Scottish predecessor of The White Heather Club.
Kirk O' Shotts transmitter launch
The first television broadcast from Kirk O'Shotts in 1952.
The White Heather Club
The show which made Andy Stewart an international star.
Billy Graham on his All-Scotland Crusade in 1955
One of the first elections permitted to be covered on radio.
TV News And Weather
The earliest surviving news and weather tv sequence.
The popular weekly drama is resurrected on television.
The longest-running education series began in 1959.