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STV brings further coverage from Carmichael court hearing

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STV cameras will return to the Court of Session to film closing submissions in the proceedings brought on by the legal challenge to the election of Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael as MP for Orkney and Shetland when the Election Court trial resumes next week.
 
The coverage will be streamed live on STV’s website and on YouTube and made available to other media outlets.
 
In September, STV made television history by becoming the first broadcaster in the UK to televise a Scottish court hearing live and in full.
 
STV News cameras operated inside Court 1 at the Court of Session in Edinburgh to report on the first stage of the case.
 
The four day hearing will begin with judges Lady Paton and Lord Matthews hearing evidence from witnesses, but camera coverage will only start when lawyers give their closing legal submissions once the evidence has been heard.
 
STV will report fully on proceedings in news bulletins and on stv.tv/news when the next part of the trial starts on Monday 9 November.
 
STV’s Head of News Gordon Macmillan said: “STV News is pleased to be able to bring further ground-breaking coverage of this important case. Following a very positive response to our previous coverage, we hope that the courts in Scotland will take further opportunities in the future to make the legal system more accessible to the public.”
 
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For further information, please contact the STV press office:- 
 
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830
anna.hendry@stv.tv
 
Richard Holligan
0141 300 3416/ 07803 970 143
richard.holligan@stv.tv
 
Notes to editors
The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service and STV agreed guidelines to allow filming to take place on a pool basis.
 
Broadcasters with technical queries about obtaining the footage should contact Jill Mowat at jill.mowat@stv.tv or on 0141 300 3360.
 
STV News brings viewers live, comprehensive and up-to-the-minute news across the east, west and north regions of Scotland.
 
STV News broadcasts four morning bulletins during Good Morning Britain and a lunchtime bulletin.
 
Our dedicated evening news programmes, STV News at Six, are broadcast in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, with a bulletin for the Dundee and Tayside area, allowing STV to deliver local news stories and prioritise stories relevant to its regional audience.
 
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