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Scotland TV presenter Kirsty Wark’s quiet life in Scottish city where average home fetches £337,233

Kirsty Wark is a TV presenter from Scotland who began her career in 1976 as a producer on BBC Radio Scotland....Continue The Full Reading.

The 68-year-old is known for presenting Newsnight and is the show’s longest-serves presenter, having joined the show in 1993.

Before becoming a BBC presenter, she began her life in Dumfries, Scotland and was educated at Kilmarnock Grammar Primary and Ayr’s independent Wellington School.

She then attended the University of Edinburgh where she studied history, specifically Scottish Studies.

After being with Radio Scotland, she switched to TV in 1982 and produced Reporting Scotland, Agenda and Current Account.

She then began presenting and fronted Reporting Scotland, Seven Days, Left, Right and Centre and Scottish Questions coverage for BBC Scotland before moving to network television as part of the Breakfast Time team.

In 1988, she was one of the first reporters to cover the Lockerbie disaster and in 1990 she interviewed former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

She then presented The Late Show from 1990 to 1993. In 1999, she presented her own interview programme The Kirsty Wark Show.

Since then, Kirsty has been featured on a number of programmes including Celebrity MasterChef, Doctor Who, A Question of Genius and The Great British Bake Off, where she was awarded Star Baker.

Away from the screen, Kirsty resides in Kelvinside, Glasgow with her husband television producer Alan Clements.

The couple’s two children Caitlin and James are now grown-up and have left the nest.

In an interview with The Guardian in 2022, Kirsty said staying in Scotland was a “no-brainer”.

She lived in London for a year but has “always called Glasgow home” and commuted to London for work.

The journalist and presenter reportedly also has a flat in London just “two minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus”, according to the Evening Standard.

Kelvinside is a district in Glasgow that’s located north of the River Clyde.

Properties in Kelvinside had an overall average price of £337,233 over the last year, according to Rightmove.

Overall, sold prices in Kelvinside over the last year were eight percent up on the previous year and five percent up on the 2020 peak of £322,333.

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