The Big, Big Debate, has won the prestigious Royal Television Society (RTS) Scotland Award 2014.
Mentorn Scotland’s programme, Scotland Decides: The Big, Big Debate, has won the prestigious Royal Television Society (RTS) Scotland Award 2014, in the Referendum Programme category it was announced today.
The one-hour programme, which aired on BBC One and BBC One Scotland in September 2014, saw an audience of 16 and 17-year-old first-time voters quiz key politicians and personalities from both the Yes and No campaigns on the issues that mattered most to them and was presented by James Cook.
The RTS Scotland Awards event was held in Glasgow on Wednesday 20th May 2015.
Hayley Valentine, Director of Current Affairs said: “I'm absolutely delighted to have received this award from RTS Scotland. It recognises a huge amount of work from a very talented team both here at Mentorn and at BBC Scotland. The programme was a very ambitious project, which I think demonstrated Scotland's young people at their very best. I'm hugely proud of it, and grateful to the BBC for giving us the opportunity to make it."
John Willis, Chief Executive and Tinopolis Group Creative Director said: “We are delighted that the achievement of delivering such an ambitious and complex programme has been recognised so deservedly.”
Mentorn Scotland is part of the Mentorn Media group, and Mentorn Media is also a part of the Tinopolis Group.