Scottish/Grampian: Idents 2003-06

Scottish and Grampian adopted the ‘celebrity’ style of idents on 6 January 2003. Network ITV1 idents were rebranded with Scottish tv and Grampian tv logos, and also replaced with different music identifiers.  Local versions of these idents, featuring Scottish personalities and using a blue and purple palette, were also made — gradually these almost completely replaced the use of the ITV1 versions.  All the Scottish versions were filmed in Studio one at Cowcardens.

As with ITV1, Scottish and Grampian also designed ‘generic’ idents, particularly for use before serious or news programming. Towards the end of the run for this particular era in presentation, these were used more and more in preference to the celebrity idents.

Grampian Television’s managing director, Derrick Thomson said: “I am delighted to welcome in the New Year with this fresh new look for Grampian in keeping with the rest of Grampian’s plans for 2003 which also includes a new headquarters.We are providing a new on-screen look similar to the rest of the ITV network. This will give us the opportunity to highlight the Grampian brand and our on-screen presenters.”

Sandy Ross, managing director of Scottish TV said: “Providing a new on screen station look is in keeping with the rest of the ITV network and what we are proposing will provide viewers with a seamless transition from regional to network programmes. The new idents, which are already running in other ITV regions, have proved to be very popular with ITV viewers. Our new regional idents will have a similar feel and style to the network ones. This will allow us to promote the brand of Scottish TV and the faces and personalities behind the station.”

Rebranded ITV1 Idents

Grampian
Ant & Dec

Grampian
Trisha

Grampian
Mary Nightingale

Grampian
Misc

Scottish
Chris Tarrant

Scottish

Scottish
Misc

Local Scottish Celebrity Idents

Grampian
Pauline Fraser & Chris Harvey

Grampian
Andrea Brymer

Grampian
Norman McLeod

Grampian
Kirstin Gove

Grampian
Pauline Fraser

Grampian
Bernard Ponsonby

Grampian
Tyrone Smith

Grampian
Misc

Scottish
John MacKay

Scottish
Michael Crow

Scottish
Shereen Nanjiani

Scottish
Jim Delahunt

Scottish
Louise White

Scottish
Stephen Jardine

Scottish
Bernard Ponsonby

Scottish
Misc

Night-Time
Davina McCall

Network Misc

Local

Generic Idents

Squares
Grampian

Scottish

Blue
Grampian

Scottish

Clouds
Grampian

Scottish

Night-Time

Scotsport
Grampian

Special Idents

The Matrix
Grampian

The Matrix
Scottish

The Brits 2003
Grampian

Hell’s Kitchen
Grampian

Hell’s Kitchen
Scottish

Christmas

2003
Grampian

Scottish

2004
Grampian

Scottish

2005

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