9 May 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has shown her support for Glasgow’s bid to be the home of Channel 4’s new national HQ.
Glasgow would be the perfect place for Channel 4’s new National headquarters.
“This city is already one of the most important centres for broadcasting and TV production anywhere on these islands. And the unique character of Glasgow – multicultural, welcoming, hugely creative, and irreverent – is a great fit for Channel 4.
“Glasgow also has a thriving film and television sector. Glasgow’s production community is one of the biggest and most diverse in the UK – specialising across a wide range of genres. Our indie sector has provided some of Channel 4’s biggest hits – like Location, Location, Location. And – as Channel 4 is well aware – we boast huge strengths in digital media and film production.
She is addressing members of the television industry at the channel’s annual Diverse Festival in Glasgow, two days before the city submits its bid to host the new out-of-London HQ.
She also met Stuart Cosgrove, the Chair of Glasgow’s bid to host Channel 4’s new HQ to discuss Glasgow’s bid.