Iain joined BBC Scotland in May 1973, initially working for BBC Radio 4. He was a regular continuity voice on BBC One Scotland between 1974 and 1978 and was one of the pioneers of the practice of linking the entire mixture of network and Scottish programmes from Scotland. Early teething troubles included chopping off part of the prime-time Les Dawson show one Saturday night and transmitting a rehearsal of his next programme junction in its place. There was one viewer phone call – expressing thanks!
Iain moved to the new BBC Radio Scotland in 1978 to head up its announcer team. In 1982 he took up a post with BBC Radio 2. Since 1995 he has been working with the BBC World Service as a newsreader.
In his spare time, Iain plays bass guitar in a vintage rock ‘n’ roll band.
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