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Kenneth Macdonald

Ken Macdonald presents BBC Radio Scotland's news and current affairs programmes.

Ken Macdonald is BBC Scotland’s special correspondent. His reports appear on television, radio and online.

As well as hundreds of Scottish stories he has covered four American presidential elections and reported from locations across Europe and beyond.

Most recently his reports have appeared on Newsnight Scotland and he has presented Good Morning Scotland, Newsdrive and other Radio Scotland programmes. His awards include a Scottish BAFTA for best news and current affairs for the programme Did Your Vote Count? which revealed the full extent of the 2007 Holyrood election debacle.

He attended Langcraigs Primary and Paisley Grammar schools and graduated with a law degree from Glasgow University. Fortunately for Scotland’s legal system he never actually joined the profession; instead he decided to try journalism for a while to see if he was any good at it. More than thirty years later he thinks it’s still too early to tell.