Grant Stott Radio & TV Presenter, Event Host, Columnist, Actor & Panto villain.
Grant started a career in 1990 with Edinburgh based Radio Forth and is now the longest serving and one of the best -known voices on the Station. He hosted the 10am -2pm slot on Forth One each weekday until January 2017 when he took a break from radio to tour his sell out fringe show “Tales from Behind The Mic” across Scotland and plans to return to radio later in 2017.
In 2012 a show he presented for Forth One “Front Room Fringe” was nominated for a coveted Sony Radio Academy Award.
His TV career has seen Grant fronting a wide range of programmes for both BBC and STV from his days of childrens TV on “Fully Booked” to “Children in Need” to “Scotsport” and “The Hour”. In 2015 Grant made a brief return to the small screen as the regular Friday evening host of “The Fountainbridge Show” on STV Edinburgh.
Grant is very much a mainstay of the Scottish panto scene making his debut at the Kings in Glasgow in 1993, he has now been the regular villain at The Kings in Edinburgh for 15 consecutive years and this year’s “Cinderella”” will see him notch up his 24th Panto!
Last year Grant made guest appearances in “Return to the Forbidden Planet” at The Festival Theatre and “Spamalot” at The Playhouse Theatre in March which was followed by “Allan Stewart’s Big, Big Variety Show” at The Kings Theatre in April.
Grant made his straight acting and Edinburgh Festival Fringe debuts in 2013 alongside Andy Gray in “Kiss Me, Honey, Honey” at The Gilded Balloon. The three and a half week run sold out and won a prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award. Due to the success of the Fringe run he and Andy went on to tour the play in the autumn all over Scotland culminating in two incredible nights at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh and finally returned to the fringe in 2014 for a limited 6 night run.
2015 saw Grant team up once again with Andy Gray for another successful Fringe run at this Gilded Balloon, this time in the brand new play “Willie and Sebastian” and brand new play written by Ian Pattison which was based on real life characters Willie Donaldson and Sebastian Horsley.
Spring 2016 saw Grant reunited with his panto brothers, Allan Stewart and Andy Gray in a brand new play called “Canned Laughter” and it toured Scotland throughout March and April.
In September 2012, Grant took up another challenge with his own sell out show “50 Shades of Grant” at The Assembly Rooms with special guests including Hue & Cry, Ian Rankin, Michelle McManus, Edward Reid and Allan Stewart.
Grant made his solo comedy debut at Fringe by The Sea in 2014 on a bill alongside Jo Caulfield and Phill Jupitus and then in 2016 took “Tales From Behind The Mic”, his own full solo one man show, to the Gilded Balloon and sold out the entire run.
He is also a very experienced corporate host and MC working across the UK with clients including SKY, Transport Times, Childline and CIPR.
He has also been the regular Corporate Match-day host at his beloved Hibernian Football Club since 1999 and is the regular pre match host for all of Scotland’s home games at Murrayfield. He has also been in control at huge charity and music events at Hampden Park, The Edinburgh Moonwalk and The Concert in the Gardens in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens at Hogmanay hosting these events in front of crowds of up to 60,000 people. Grant has also been the voice of The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, which marks the end of the Edinburgh International Festival, every year since 2012.
Grant was a regular columnist for The Edinburgh Evening News for 10 years between 2001 and 2011 writing his own column on a wide variety of subjects.