Minnow Films BBC3 drama Glasgow Girls and Mentorn Scotland’s, Scotland Decides: The Big, Big Debate were among the winners at the RTS Scotland Awards 2014.

Glasgow Girls

The event, which took place on 20 May at Glasgow’s Oran Mor and was hosted by Catriona Shearer and Sanjeev Kohli.

The Minnow musical drama (pictured), which told the true story of a group of schoolgirls who launched a campaign to free their friend from a Home Office detention centre, saw off competition from BBC1 drama Shetland.   

Elsewhere the RTS’ first Referendum award was presented to Mentorn Scotland for its hour-long programme, Scotland Decides: The Big, Big Debate. The James Cook-fronted show gave an audience of 16 and 17 year olds the opportunity to quiz politicians and personalities from both sides of the campaign.

Mentorn Scotland’s director of current affairs Hayley Valentine said: “The programme was a very ambitious project, which I think demonstrated Scotland’s young people at their very best.”

The RTS Scotland Award was presented to Elizabeth Partyka, STV’s deputy director of channels, to acknowledge her contribution to Scottish television which includes launching local TV channels STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh.

RTS Scotland Awards 2014

Documentary & Specialist Factual

Keys to the Castle 

Darren Hercher Films for BBC Two Scotland 

Factual Entertainment & Features

It Was Alright In The 70’s 

Objective Scotland for Channel 4


Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman 

Raise the Roof Productions for BBC One 


Glasgow Girls 

Minnow Films for BBC One Scotland / BBC Three

Referendum programme

Scotland Decides: The Big, Big Debate 

Mentorn Scotland for BBC One Scotland

News Programme

Reporting Scotland 

BBC Scotland News and Current Affairs for BBC One Scotland

Current Affairs

Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley: Darknets

Tern TV for BBC World News

Sport: Live Event

Get Inspired - Andy Murray Live 

BBC Scotland Learning in collaboration with BBC Sport

Sport: Programme

Jock Stein 

Purple TV for BBC ALBA


Bob Servant - Episode 3 

BBC Scotland Comedy Production for BBC Four and BBC One Scotland 


Officially Amazing 

Lion Television Scotland for CBBC

Short form content

Every School Needs a Pipe Band 

Media Co-op on YouTube


Sir Chris Hoy: How to Win Gold 

ISO Design, BBC Scotland Documentaries for BBC One Scotland

Student Television Award

The Scribbler 

Kurosh Kani, Hannah Smith and Jennifer Barrie, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Television Journalist Of The Year

Bernard Ponsonby STV News

Professional Excellence (Craft):


Imagine…Anselm Kiefer: Remembering the Future Fraser Rice, BBC Scotland Arts Production for BBC One


Nicola Benedetti’s Indian Serenade 

Stewart Simpson, BBC Scotland Arts Production for BBC Two Scotland

Post Production: Editing

Facing up to Mackintosh 

Jonathan Seal, BBC Scotland Arts Production for BBC Two Scotland

Post Production: Graphics & Titling 

XX Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony 

Damien Smith, Mark Breslin and Clyde Lawson, ISO Design for BBC One

The Innovation Award

The Queen’s Baton Relay 

BBC Two Scotland

The RTS Scotland Award

Elizabeth Partyka 

Deputy Director of Channels, STV