Alan Douglas, b1951


Alan DouglasAlan Douglas (born Dundee, 16 October 1951) is a journalist and broadcaster.

Douglas was a reporter and then studio presenter on BBC Scotland's evening news programme Reporting Scotland from 1978 to 1996.

Alan Douglas left Reporting Scotland and BBC Scotland in 1996 where he teamed up with his wife Viv Lumsden to co-present Scottish Television's BAFTA-winning style programme, The Home Show for six years.

He has worked on newspapers and radio throughout his journalistic career which has spanned over forty years. Douglas was formerly a director of The Broadcasting Business Ltd, a media consultancy specialising in media awareness and presentation skills training and crisis management. The company, now known as Pink Elephant Communications, has a huge range of UK and international clients and is involved in the handling of many major issues both in the UK and abroad.

Douglas still writes extensively about driving and cars as a freelance motoring correspondent; contributing editor to; contributor to BBC Radio and TV Scotland and ITV's official motoring website

He also contributes motoring articles to the Scotsman and Motorsnorth, a motoring supplement which appears in 15 newspapers in the north of Scotland.

He is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists and holds a car, bus, lorry and motorbike licence and is a former Regional Journalist of the Year of the Guild of Motoring Writers.

He lives in Glasgow with his wife, broadcaster Viv Lumsden. Douglas has two adult daughters, two step children and eight grandchildren.

Education: Forfar Academy.

Local newspapers, 1970-74; BBC Local Radio Reporter and Producer, 1974-78; Reporter/Presenter, BBC TV Scotland, 1978-89; freelance broadcaster and journalist, BBC TV and Radio, corporate and Scottish TV; Director, The Broadcasting Business Ltd (media consultancy); Motoring Correspondent, Scottish Field; contributor to magazines, websites, newspapers and radio on transport and travel. Former Guild of Motoring Writers' Regional Journalist of the Year.

Recreations: cars; walking; eating; drinking.

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