BBC Scotland signs Nanjiani

BBC Radio Scotland has snapped up former Scottish Television presenter Shereen Nanjiani as part of major changes in the line-up of presenters on its news and current affairs programmes.

Nanjani was one of a number of high-profile staff shed by Scottish Television in a voluntary redundancy scheme in which around 60 jobs were lost to bring the staff headcount down to 318. Nanjani will present the lunchtime programme Scotland Live every Friday from 1 August.

After a long and successful partnership on BBC Radio Scotland's flagship programme Good Morning Scotland (GMS), Derek Bateman and Mhairi Stuart are moving on.

Bateman will front the political programme Scotland at Ten on three weekday evenings and Stuart will switch to presenting Scotland Live four days a week. Andy Cassell will no longer be a regular presenter on GMS but may return occasionally if network duties permit.

The new presenting team on GMS will be Gary Robertson, Gillian Marles and Isabel Fraser.
Robertson will present on all five weekdays, Fraser will divide her week between GMS and Sunday Live and Marles will be a reporter on the days when she's not presenting. These changes operate from 7 August

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