It’s tempting to feel a tad starstruck when Scotland’s best-known TV channel comes knocking twice in one week. As all good stories should, ours started on Monday morning with a tip-off that STV online journalist, Mary McCool, was on the search for a few quotes about Dearest Scotland.
Within the space of a few hours, what kicked off as a small feature, set for the Glasgow site only, grew legs into a full-length interview given coverage across Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen as well as our Dear Green Place.
The online feature was fantastic and Mary’s write up did us proud with its in-depth coverage and call for people to write their letter to the future of Scotland.
That was our one wee burst of publicity for the week…or so we thought.
Two days and a phone call later from Mary’s colleague, Rachael Fulton, Cat – without a chance to even think about live telly nerves – was cosied up on the studio Chesterfield of STV’s flagship Riverside Show with presenters Jennifer Reoch and Gerry Cassidy.
Even if the interview was over in the wave of a runner’s keen clipboard, Cat was able to share the project’s tale so far and read out a snippet of the very first Dearest Scotland letter, written by Lewis Scott from Dundee.
A good week all in all, with the moral of the story being, when live TV comes knocking, say YES, don’t waffle and remember, even glamorous presenters get laddered tights…