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.

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, along with the word "GRAMPIAN" letter-by-letter, in a different font.

FX/SFX: The zooming.

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

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.


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".

Variants:

  • From 1977, the background was changed to dark blue.
  • Sometimes, only "GRAMPIAN" will appear.

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".

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.

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 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.

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 1998)

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

See ITV.


6th Logo (October 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 the "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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