Spotlight on CCG Members - Fiona Armstrong - March 2022

Spotlight on CCG Members - Fiona Armstrong - March 2022

Mar, 4 2022

The news we receive in the modern world comes direct to us through our phones, tablets and computers. Never before have we become so inundated with immediate news at our fingertips.

However, to receive the news we need a positive role model to channel it for us. A news reader needs to be familiar with the coverage occurring around the world and to be able to interpret news scripts effectively.

This month’s ‘Spotlight on CCG Members’ has achieved such a skill. Let us know more about Dumfries based Fiona Armstrong.

Her birthplace was Preston but for ten years of her life she lived in Nigeria, where her father was in the colonial service.

This upbringing gave her a unique perspective of the world, a world in which she would go on to report in the local radio. She soon progressed to the BBC news team in Manchester in 1983.

By 1993, she had established herself in the media remit and became one of the launch team on the ITV flagship breakfast programme GMTV but sadly left after a couple of months.

Work wasn’t scarce however as a job offer in the form of presenting the breakfast news programme for BBC World was made available. Fiona has since fronted popular programmes covering :-

  • Antiques
  • Politics
  • Cooking
  • Lifestyle

She is currently presenting ‘Border Life’ a current affairs programme for ITV Border. Fiona has also written a series of books to her name.

Aside from her successful career, she was given the title Lady MacGregor of MacGregor when she married clan chief Gregor Charles MacGregor, 7th Baronet in 2005.  This also makes her Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries.

Having been born in Preston she returned to her roots and is on the board of UCLAN, she is also a fellow there. This connection with the University found her developing a strong relationship with the CCG, and we’re delighted to have her with us.

Surely, we can gain wisdom and experience from her years within the media spotlight and learn how we can be a real input into this excellent organisation.

^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger