Grampian Television (UK)

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
Reactor37654


Logo captures by
Mr. Logo Lord


Editions by
Nathan B. and Daltem


Video captures courtesy of
emh16, matipionki, iberia77, stvnorth, ITVIdents, Pakokelso93 and CentreRadio

1st Logo (September 30, 1961-1964)

Nicknames: "The Mountains", "The Scotland Flag"

Logo: On a white background, we see three black triangles and one light gray triangle (supposed to represent the mountains in the North of Scotland) cover the bottom of the screen. The triangles then form into a rounded rectangle of the Scottish flag with the gray triangle at the bottom. The flag zooms out and "GRAMPIAN" zooms out below the flag.

FX/SFX: The triangles moving, and the zooming.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized version of "Scotland the Brave".

Availability: Extinct. There exists a Flash recreation on 625.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (1964-1969)

Nicknames: "Music Box", "The Scotland Flag II"

Logo: Against a black background, we see the same Scottish flag from before, but in a white outline and the bottom segment made of small vertical lines, zoom in, the word "GRAMPIAN" appears below the flag letter-by-letter, in a different font and in-sync with the music.

Variant: One version exists where the Scotland flag looks slightly different, and "From", in the same font as "Grampian", is above it. And another is the same as before, but without the Scotland flag. It zooms in in-sync with the music, and then spins.

FX/SFX: The zooming, and the letters appearing, or sometimes a still.

Music/Sounds: A music box rendition of "Scotland the Brave". A silent variation exists as well.

Availability: Near extinction. It was found on the STV footage sales Twitter account on August 24th, 2020. The logo can be seen on varies programs made by Grampian around this time like Will ye No Come Back Again? and So Many Partings. The "From Grampian" still version can be seen on Living and Growing: Where New Life Begins and the animated version can be seen on Movie Dates.

Editor's Note: This is a simple, but nice logo and was a surprising find when it was first found.

3rd Logo (1969-1981)

Nicknames: "Colour Scotland Flag", "The Scotland Flag III"

Logo: On a black background, we see a red triangle emerge from the left side of the screen, a yellow triangle emerge from the top side of the screen, a blue triangle emerge from the right side of the screen, and a white triangle emerge from the bottom of the screen. These triangles move toward the center of the screen, mixing colors in the process. The triangles then "shrink" into a white diamond. The background turns teal and the diamond animates into a rounded rectangle flag of Scotland. The flag zooms out and "GRAMPIAN" appears below the flag by a "flipping" effect. "COLOUR" appears in the same way below "GRAMPIAN".

Accompanying clock ident: A blue background with a white analog clock with simple dashes, though there are 2 dashes from 9 to 12. To the left of it is an outlined "GTV" and a Grampian logo resting on top of it.

Variants:

  • Starting in 1977, the background was changed to dark blue, the logo's now smaller, and is completely still. Sometime later, "COLOUR" was removed.
  • Sometimes, the logo is just still and on a blue background.

FX/SFX: The triangles moving, the animation of the flag, and the "flipping".

Music/Sounds: A harp flourish, followed by a vibraphone rendition of "Scotland the Brave" and ending with another harp flourish. Starting in 1977, only the vibraphone plays in a lower pitch and a slightly slower tempo. It also may be silent.

Availability: Rare.

Editor's Note: None.


4th Logo (1982-1999)

Nicknames: "The Scotland Flag IV", "CGI Scotland Flag"

Logo: On a black background, 8 light blue spheres zooming out and rotate as 12 diamonds come in and link up with the diamonds. The diamonds then become green, red, and blue and fold in half, forming a briefly blue, gaping cube with multicolored sides with X shapes and spheres on the corners. It rotates for a bit longer before zooming in on the blue side, with "GRAMPIAN TELEVISION" in white briefly seen inside it. We zoom in on it as the spheres dissipate and the diamonds rotate up. Four halves of the Grampian logo, which is a TV tube with the flag of Scotland on it, come in and collide as we focus on the full logo, with a slight light blue tint. The green and red lines around the halves are also seen when the logo is formed and disappear when they fuse together.

Accompanying clock ident: The clock features a blue/white tartan look to it, surrounding the clock and forming the hour points. The second hand is also blue.

Variants:

  • The animated version was shown from April 1985-December 1989. Prior to this time period, it was a still logo.
  • At the end of programs, we would just see the flag, either straight ahead or facing the right, with "A GRAMPIAN PRODUCTION FOR" and the 1989 ITV logo below.
  • Another end variant had the words "A GRAMPIAN PRODUCTION FOR" or "A GRAMPIAN PRODUCTION FOR CHANNEL FOUR" (sometimes just "GRAMPIAN TELEVISION") and a copyright date below.
  • The logo was occasionally translated into Scottish Gaelic as "TELEBHISEAN GRAMPIAN".
  • There is a short version where it starts with the triangles flying down and then resting in place, with the rest happening normally.
  • Before Out and About, the text and logo move into the position of the address text and stamp respectively before fading to the intro.
  • On A Guid New Year, the logo appears alongside the Scottish Television logo with the words "A GRAMPIAN TELEVISION/SCOTTISH TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR", followed by the 1989 ITV logo underneath.

FX/SFX: Excellent CGI for its time, on par with the CGI Central Cake.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized remix of "Scotland The Brave", along with a noise that sounds similar to a sound effect heard in Sonic Adventure.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo (September 1989-October 4, 1998)

Nicknames: "ITV Generic", "The Scotland Flag V"

See ITV.

6th Logo (October 5, 1998-February 27, 2000)

Nicknames: "The Scotland Flag VI", "CGI Scotland Flag II", "The Ice Cubes"

Logo: On a black background, we see the Grampian logo in 3D facing the right a bit. Below is "A GRAMPIAN TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR SCOTLAND" and a copyright date.

Variants:

  • The logo was used for a commercial bumper, as well. The flag was on a swirling blue/black background (light blue for the day, dark blue for night) with no text, and lasted for about a second. It was sometimes only displayed on a black background.
  • There is also another break bumper with the silver logo on a black background with a light behind it. It faces forward for a split second before turning to the side.
  • The logo was occasionally translated into Scottish Gaelic as "TELEBHISEAN GRAMPIAN".
  • There was also a version where animated ice cubes form the logo.
  • The closing may also have the logo from before with a copyright below.

FX/SFX: None for the still variant. The ice cubes forming the logo for the animated variant.

Music/Sounds: None, but an edited version of the 1989 "ITV Generic" theme was used on the animated variant.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

7th Logo (February 28, 2000-January 5, 2003)

Nicknames: "grampiantv", "The Disco Ball"

Logo: Same as the 2000 Scottish TV logo and its variants, except that "scottish" is now replaced with "grampian".

FX/SFX: Same as the Scottish TV logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Scottish TV logo.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.


8th Logo (January 6, 2003-May 30, 2006)

Nicknames: "grampiantv II", "GTV People"

Logo: Same as the 2003 Scottish TV logo and its variants, but with "scottish" replaced with "grampian".

FX/SFX: Same as the Scottish TV logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Scottish TV logo.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Final Note: Grampian folded into Scottish Television on May 31, 2006.

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