AN Ayr lecturer and award-winning producer has been appointed to a new role championing the TV industry in Scotland.

Daniel Twist is a lecturer in BA Broadcast Production: TV and Radio at University of the West of Scotland's (UWS) Ayr campus.

He has  been elected as secretary of the Royal Television Society (RTS) Scotland and will play a key role in championing Scotland’s television scene, with the aim of helping the industry develop and grow.

Daniel said: "The television industry in Scotland has thrived in recent years, with high profile productions benefitting the economy, production companies and, of course, UWS students and graduates through the opportunities created.

“I am excited to be in a position to help further this growth, and to promote the value of this exciting industry.”

The industry-renowned producer has worked in the television industry for more than 20-years, and his career has seen him work for major broadcasters such as the BBC, STV, ITV and Channel 4.

He has worked on iconic television shows such The Weakest Link, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away, Antiques Road Trip and Countdown, winning multiple awards.

In 2019, he became an executive in the Nations and Regions department at Channel 4, supporting independent TV production companies in building relationships with the channel..

David Scott, head of the division of arts and media at UWS, said: “I’d like to offer my sincere congratulations to Daniel, who will bring a wealth of experience and value to this role.

“His election demonstrates the value the creative industries place on UWS academics.

"Their expertise is highly sought after, and they are leading voices in their field.”