The Scottish National Athletics Championships are back for 2021 after a two-year hiatus – and we’re delighted to announce double live broadcast coverage For the very first time.
We have again partnered with experienced track and field broadcast providers Vinco to cover four days of action from Grangemouth and Aberdeen.
the 4J Senior Studios / U17 Champions arrive on the weekend of August 14/15 in Grangemouth then the Age of studios 4J Groups are in Aberdeen on the weekend of August 28/29 – taken in competition for U20 / U15 / U13 athletes.
This will be the first time we have live streamed age groups and urge athletes and coaches to register online now and grab the opportunity for the national championship – which had to be suspended last year. due to the global pandemic.
Vinco will provide a free live streaming service on its website as well as significant social media activity. There will also be clip coverage on our ScottishAthletics YouTube channel, including a handful of interviews.
We will also tweet from sites with Bobby gavin of www.thatonemoment.co.uk provide great pictures as usual to increase and complement the online feed.
“I am delighted that Vinco is working again on the 4J Studios National Championship events in Scotland,” said Matthieu Quiné by Vinco.
“We have covered the Senior / U17 champions a number of times in the past and have been to the Grangemouth and Aberdeen venues. Hopefully, once again, they provide the backdrop for some exciting action in 2021.
“The four-day streaming commitment means every age group in the National Championship is covered.
“This is the first time that Scottish age groups will be shown live and in our experience the audience figures will be particularly high for the younger age groups as there is a great chance for the family and friends of young athletes to connect and support the length and breadth of Scotland – or even further.
“Overall Vinco’s staffing engagement for each event will be close to double digits with camera operators, commentators, the social media team and I’m happy to say we’re already hiring in Scotland.
“We look forward to exciting action in Grangemouth and Aberdeen and showcasing the return of athletics after the pandemic.
“It’s great to present Scottish events on our platforms alongside top European events such as the Continental Tour in Gothenburg, ATLETICAGENEVE and Meeting International in Nice. “
Colin Hutchison (photo by Bobby Gavin)
“We are very pleased to announce today two live broadcasts for Grangemouth and Aberdeen”, said Colin Hutchison, general manager of ScottishAthletics.
“It’s a great commitment on our part and I would like to thank 4J Studios for their continued support of the outdoor athletics season – through various events – and for supporting our ambitious media and communication plans.
“Our events team and staff at large are working very hard with the venues to offer national championship opportunities again in 2021 and of course with qualified volunteers and officials to make these events happen.
“Now we are working with Vinco and other partners to try to raise the profile of events and promote the sport.
“So I think it is important that we present the best possible image of the sport and that means that so many athletes, as well as their coaches and clubs, are committed to participating in the events in order to offer a strong participation and strong competition.
“We got off to a good start at Kilmarnock this weekend with the combined events and masters championships (following the 3000m age group championships previously at Linwood) and I’m sure there will be a lot of excitement for Grangemouth and Aberdeen. “
Vinco is also connected to North America via www.runnerspace.com – so we hope that the athletics community will support Grangemouth and Aberdeen in terms of entries.
Aberdeen, Colin Hutchison, Grangemouth, Matthew Quine, Vinco