The faces behind our training team

Scottish Media Training was formed by Devin Scobie and Kevin Dorrian – two of Scotland’s most experienced media communications professionals.

Devin Scobie

Devin has been media training since the late 1980s.  He started his career with a houseboat interview with Sir Richard Branson which won him the Runner Up Award in The Herald’s Student Journalist of the Year competition back in 1986.   That opened the door to a career with HarperCollins writing travel guides whilst still finding time to write for, edit and publish several sell out arts magazines before moving into communications consultancy.

In addition to SMT training, Devin specialises in political communications and over the last few years has advised a wide range of companies including Diageo GB, Arriva Trains, Tesco, ScottishPower, Lloyds TSB and the National Trust for Scotland.   He has expertise in understanding the media needs of charities, having worked with or served as a director of around 20 since the 1990s.  Devin is currently Chair of the Trustees of a Scottish charity which funds a primary school in Pakistan.

Kevin Dorrian

Kevin is one of the country’s leading Public Relations and Media Relations specialists. An award-winning PR consultant, he initially cut his teeth in local radio in the 1980s delivering traffic and travel news across Radio Forth, Radio Tay and BBC Radio Scotland.

He underwent intensive media training at BBC Scotland (the old Queen Margaret Drive, building in Glasgow ) at also at the world renowned BBC Langham College in London – opposite Broadcasting House.

He continues to act as a PR consultant for a number of national and internationally-focused clients and his skills as a media training specialist – with a specific focus on broadcast, social media and crisis communications training – are very much in demand.

Candace Watermeyer – Consultant

Candace – known better as Candy – joined the team during lockdown but has been working with Devin Scobie for a number of years prior to that. Formerly a senior consultant with three of Scotland’s leading communications consultancies, Candy has been a comms professional all her working life and supports Devin and Kevin on a number of their project and retained clients.

She is Scottish Media Training’s social media and integrated comms expert, leading and devising our growing range of workshops in this fast-moving field, as well as being part of our core media training trio.

Candy is also an experienced PR strategist, marketing, corporate communications and an expert at making the dullest Word document come alive on the page or screen.

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