Long-serving Radio Forth daytime presenter Grant Stott is leaving the station after 27 years on the air.
He’s taking a break to pursue other interests including taking his one-man show Tales From Behind The Mic on the road across Scotland. The station says he’s welcome to come back later in the year.
The announcement was made by “Stottie” on his 10am-2pm show this morning and his final Forth 1 broadcast – for now – will be on Friday 27 January.
Speaking moments after making the on-air announcement, Stott said: “Over the years I’ve seen Radio Forth grow and change as the industry has evolved and I am so proud to have been a part of the station for 27 years. Being on the radio is all about timing and I think the time is right for me to step aside, take a break and prepare for the next chapter in my career.”
Stott will be replaced on the daytime slot by Micky Gavin, for whom the move marks a return to his roots having presented on Radio Forth from 2000 to 2002, after starting his career at Radio Tay in 1995.
Graham Bryce, Managing Director of Bauer City Network, said: “Grant has made such a fantastic contribution to local radio in Edinburgh in his 27 years at Radio Forth and Forth 1. Everybody at the station fully respects his decision to enjoy a break before welcoming him back to the Bauer Radio Scotland family later in the year.”
Grant Stott’s daytime show runs every weekday from 10am to 2pm on Forth 1 until his last show on Friday 27 January, with Micky Gavin taking over on Monday 30 January.