BBC Scotland’s Glenn Campbell treated for brain tumour

Glenn Campbell BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland political editor Glenn Campbell has announced he is being treated for a brain tumour.

The tumour was discovered while Glenn was being treated after a cycling accident in which he broke 10 ribs.

Glenn said: “I don’t think the tumour caused my accident or vice versa but it is possible that falling off my bike has helped reveal the tumour earlier than might otherwise have been the case.

“I am as optimistic as it is possible to be and I have already started researching charities to support with some fundraising.”

The 47-years-old joined BBC Scotland in 2001 as a political correspondent and presents the corporation’s Scottish election programmes.

A number of political figures in Scotland posted messages of support on social media, including the First Minister Humza Yousaf, who said: “Very sorry to hear this news, a worrying time for Glenn and his family. My best wishes to @GlennBBC for a speedy and full recovery.”

And the SNP’s former Westminster leader Ian Blackford said: “Every best wish to you @GlennBBC for your treatment and recovery. I look forward to you being back at work holding [us] all to account!”

Posted by Johnnie Larkin on Wednesday 9 August 2023
BBC News Block Logo

The BBC today announced that Annita McVeigh, Ben Brown and Geeta Guru-Murthy have been appointed as chief presenters for the

Kirsty Wark BBC Newsnight

The BBC today announced a new round of budget cuts to its news division. BBC Newsnight will be cut by

Nicholas Witchell at Buckingham Palace as Rushi Sunak becames Prime Minister

Nicholas Witchell will retire as the BBC’s Royal Correspondent next year. He became royal and diplomatic correspondent in 1998. Witchell