The first ever Scottish ident,
was this still cap. This lasted through to 1964, when STV acquired
some telecine and developed animation techniques!
|1965 - at least 9th
With the newly established company
came this very clever ident, clever in its use of cardboard cutouts and
swift "live" action. It was well worth the wait in Scotland!
And an old end-cap taken from
a programme shown on Millennium Eve in the STV region. Any thoughts
on its authenticy?
The introduction of colour to
Scotland signified this ident, combining the popular blue background of
this period with simplistic animation. However, no established logo
to really make Scottish unique...
A similar logo to the one above was introduced
in 1975 which was presented as a blue logo on a black background.
|31st August 1985 -
Computer generated graphics were
in vogue by the time Scottish got this ident. The company logo turned
out to be the Scottish "thistle", a style to stay with the company
for 13 years. A very nice effort, one that does go down in ident history.
Scottish also celebrated their 30th Anniversary using this logo and a variation
of the animation sequence.
Locally, this is another version of
the STV thistle using the 1986 style logo.
|4th Sep. 1989 - Late 1989
McMillan) (no announcer)
(Mark McMillan) (voice-over station
However, Scottish had to give
way to the 1989 ITV Generic Style for their version of the ident.
The beginning of this file features the version of the "Thistle"
logo that we are familiar with, different to the version above, and heralds
a new logo for Scottish Television.
here to continue to
Into The 1990's
Other SCOTTISH sites
ITW - History of Scottish
TV50 - Scottish
Scottish - Transdiffusion
Scottish Current & Past - The TV Room
With thanks for the use of RealVideo
material to: Steve Hackett & Mark Steele (Television Ark)
1989 Scottish idents appears courtesy of Mark McMillan
The 1957 Scottish
front-cap and information regarding ident use from David Sibbald.
1960's end-cap captured by Derek Smith
image from Richard Bell
September 23, 2018