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Kirsty Wark and Martin Geissler gear up for election TV marathon as 'Scotland always a big story'

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After three decades reporting on the biggest news stories from around the world, broadcasters Martin Geissler and Kirsty Wark have seen it all.

But the former ITN foreign correspondent and the BBC political supremo admitted this year’s General Election is set to be one of the most exciting events they’ve covered.

The pair are heading up BBC Scotland’s coverage on the night of July 4, broadcasting for 12 hours and delivering the news of the next prime minister to the nation.While Martin will be leading on the latest news and results, it’ll be Kirsty’s job to interview politicians and commentators on what those results mean for voters.She admitted she still gets a buzz from election night and added: ‘‘Scotland always throws up something exciting.

There’s been great political engagement since the referendum.”Dad-of-two Martin claims he’s always over-prepared and that won’t be any different come election night – despite not having any idea of what the results will be or when they will come in.The 53-year-old said: “My wife always teases me because when we go on holiday my bag is twice the size of hers because I take stuff ‘just in case’.“I suppose there’s an analogy to be drawn there.

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