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The BBC is working with set design specialist Simon Jago and the BBC’s in-house news graphics design team to radically revamp News 24, which is set to go on air ‘by the end of the year’, according to head of presentation Mike Kavanagh.

The news channel is understood to want to update the look and feel of the set and sharpen its identity, in a bid to inject some of the ‘pizzazz’ favoured by rival Sky News.

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Scottish design is “fresh, playful and exciting” in this new exhibition

Stacey Hunter is the director of Local Heroes – a new initiative which looks to dispel outdated ideas of Scottish design.

Its first exhibition and shop will take place at Edinburgh Airport’s plaza this August, and will showcase contemporary design from nine, talented Scottish designers.

We speak to Hunter about the importance of giving Scottish design a global presence, and her inspiration behind using the airport as her canvas…