I was in Scotland a few days last week so caught the STV News.
So within the main programme they flit between Glasgow and Edinburgh (one of the nights I watched both presenters were females who were obviously both unknown to me, so it was quite confusing to remember who was hosting which bit), but is there separate opt outs at some point and if so,at which point, rather than them just reading each other’s stories?
Also, one notable thing is that STV do the Pollen Count completely separate after the programme, whereas ITV regions do it within the programme after the weather. Talking about the weather, Sean’s certainly built his part, you never seem to be more than 15 mins away from him appearing on STV all night.
That would have been most likely Emma Cameron in Glasgow and Kelly-Ann Woodland in Edinburgh
The programme is broadcast across Central Scotland as one programme, but when there are local stories to say Glasgow, it 'Opts Out' to the Glasgow presenter and the same situation in Edinburgh.
So when you see a local report is about something in Kilmarnock, a local report will be playing out in Edinburgh.
Also the sports segment is an 'Opt Out' as well with separate slots for Glasgow and Edinburgh with different presenters also.
A good way to get a real feel of how of works is to view the Glasgow and Edinburgh broadcasts on the STV Player.