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Just witnessed an actual masterclass in hosting by@GrantStottOnAir3 – different class. @CrohnsColitisUK @sickkids #Prestonfield House


– Greg McHugh: @gregjmchugh; Twitter, 30 April 2016




Radio Forth is where it all began for me in 1990. Ten years later I took over the Forth 1 daytime slot and went on to host it for 17 years.


Over the years, there wasn't an hour of the day I hadn't been on air at some point or another and there were many highlights including winning The Bighearted Scotland Entertainer of the Year Award and a Sony Award Nomination, but the one highlight that will be hard to top, is my wee internet sensation, "That's Fife", which I first performed as a filler at The Radio Forth Awards in 2011 and went on to notch up over 200,000 hits on YouTube.


I called time on my Radio Forth career in January 2017 to take my 2016 Fringe show "Tales from Behind the Mic" on tour which ran for 13 nights across Scotland.


In April 2017, I joined BBC Radio Scotland and now host the Wednesday and Thursday editions of "The Afternoon Show" between 2 and 4pm as well as the comedy panel show "Stop The Press" and "Grant Stott's Vinyl Collective".




DJ Grant Stott hosts a regular morning radio show on Forth One from Monday to Friday.

My first foray onto the stage was in the Panto "Dick Whittington" at The Kings Theatre in Glasgow in 1993 and since then I’ve been lucky enough to work with some incredible names: Jimmy Logan, Gerard Kelly, Elaine C. Smith, Barbara Rafferty, Eileen McCallum, Jan Wilson, Cannon & Ball and Christopher Biggins.


Teaming up with Allan Stewart and Andy Gray for the first time in 2000 started what has become a terrific partnership on – and off – stage at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh.


This years "Beauty & The Beast" will be my 25th year in panto and my 18th consecutive season at The King’s Theatre, Edinburgh.




“…his portrayal of Queen Sadista is outrageously, extravagantly fabulous.”

– Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs;


“…he’s up there with his co-stars for his ability to work a crowd.”

– Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Daily Record


I took my first, scary steps away from the world of Panto in 2013 to debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in the sold out production of “Kiss Me, Honey, Honey!” with Andy Gray which won a Scotsman Fringe First and went on to tour across Scotland then returned to the Fringe in 2014 for a limited run of 6 nights.


Andy and I teamed up again at the Fringe in 2015 in the critically acclaimed play “Willie and Sebastian” which was a dark comedy written by Ian Pattison and based on the real life characters Willie Donaldson and Sebastian Horsley.


2016 saw me team up with Allan Stewart, Andy Gray in a brand new play “Canned Laughter”. It toured Kirkcaldy, Glasgow and Aberdeen before playing a full week at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh in March and April.


I then debuted my one man show “Tales From Behind The Mic” at the Fringe and am delighted to say the whole run of 24 shows sold out.  I toured it over Spring 2017 and had a ball!


In 2017 Andy and I were back at the Fringe in a new play by Phillip Differ "Double Feature" which we toured in Spring 2018 and about to embark on this years Fringe show "The Junkies!" 


Poster for Grant Stott's Tales from Behind The Mic, from 03 to 29 August 2016 at 5.45pm in the Guilded Balloon Teviot Dining Room.





“delivered with pace and comic expertise...the audience lapped it up” - Tales From Behind The Mic Review; Broadway Baby


“Broad, cheeky and deceptively carefully crafted, "Grant Stott's Tales from Behind the Mic" is a great success” - Tales From Behind The Mic Review; All Edinburgh Theatre


“Always the consummate professional in all his roles, this is a show which is slick with professionalism….A real Edinburgh Gem” - Tales From Behind The Mic Review; The Edinburgh Reporter


“Hugely likeable…..Stott brings his material to glorious life” - Tales From Behind The Mic Review; TheScotsma



“Stott is the revelation here, usually seen as the pantomime villain, his finely tuned portrayal of the innocent Graham displays an up until now unseen dramatic talent.”

– Kiss Me Honey, Honey; The Reviews Hub


“Stott’s quick quips keep pace and energy up while also providing laugh-a-minute entertainment.”

– Allan Stewart’s Big, Big Variety Show; The Reviews Hub


“Grant Stott plays Rory and provides beating dramatic heart of the show…… he’s really good. His fall from grace is utterly heartbreaking.”

– Canned Laughter Review; Broadway Baby


“Stott is absent from much of the comedy, instead portraying a spectral, downbeat figure that is extremely touching and demonstrates what an effective stage performer he has become.”
– Canned Laughter Review; All Edinburgh Theatre


“It would have been nice to see more of Grant Stott, whose two appearances give the whole production a lift.”

– Barry Gordon, Evening News Review of "Return to the Forbidden Planet"


Throughout my career I have presented a variety of TV programmes and made regular contributions on STV's Scotland Tonight, SKY News and BBC News - although, quite possibly, my career highlight was guest presenting an entire episode of "Jackanory" in 1997.




– Go45 and See You, See Me - BBC Education

– Wemyss Bay 902101 - STV

– Fully Booked - BBC

– Children in Need - BBC

– Feeling Good - BBC

– Scotsport - STV

– The Hour - STV

– The Fountainbridge Show - STV2


Grant Stott has anchored STV's Scotsport on many occasions


"Over the past 6 years we have worked with various hosts and without doubt Grant Stott was head and shoulders above everyone else. His professionalism, infectious enthusiasm and 'can do' attitude ensured that Honda Northern Dealer Awards was a night that the dealers would not forget for some time."


– Steven Graham, Honda UK Area Sales Manager






– Scotland’s Six Nations and Autumn Test matches at BT Murrayfield.

– Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens.

– Ladies Day - Musselburgh Racecourse.


Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, SKY, Honda UK, Microsoft UK, Eastern BMW, The Scottish, London and National Transport Awards, Visit Scotland Expo Dinner, The Scottish Property Awards, The Scottish Home Awards, The Scottish Legal Awards,The Edinburgh Council Staff Awards, Lothian Buses Driver of the Year Awards, Charlie Miller Hairdressing and many others.



It's Good 2 Give, SiMBA, Prostate Scotland, The Princes Trust, The Sick Kids Edinburgh, St. Columba's Hospice, Maggies, CHAS, MacMillan Cancer Support and The Edinburgh Moonwalk.



"Grant is the perfect host for our event as he is at all times highly professional, meticulously prepared, charming and funny. He is just the right mix of taking his role seriously and doing a highly professional job and being appropriately cheeky. Grant, for us, is a really safe pair of hands as host of our Awards Ceremony and I don't mean that in a boring way, I mean that he hosts and holds everything together for us. I have every confidence in him and know that he puts other presenters at ease. He is also always looks like he's have a ball and that is infectious!"


– Gillian Hunt, City of Edinburgh Council


I've worked extensively in the voice over field from radio to narrating dvds to audio tours and events, my dulcets have been heard all over and in 2016 I narrated all 6 episodes of  "The Mart" on BBC1.




Edinburgh International Festival Virgin Money Firework Concert.

Alba Kitchens


Lothian Buses - "Heritage" and "Horrible Histories" Tours

Tennents Lager

Scottish Borders Council

Edinburgh City Council



Eastern Western Motor Group

hit 92.9 Perth (Australia)



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Grant Stott, radio DJ on Forth One, television presenter, Scottish cultural commentator, Hibernian FC supporter, events host and panto villain


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