Ciaran Jenkins , Scotland Correspondent

Ciaran Jenkins is the Scotland Correspondent for Channel 4 News.

He covers a wide range of stories, from home and social affairs to sport and technology. He has reported exclusively for Channel 4 News on international phone hacking scams and police racism.

Ciaran joined Channel 4 News in 2012 from the BBC, where he had specialised in politics and then education. During his time at the BBC he broke a series of exclusives on bogus academics and visa fraud, for which he won a number of awards.

  • 25 Oct 2018

    She’s calls herself the “hardcore huntress” and presents a TV programme in which she travels the globe, hunting and fishing. Last month Larysa Switlyk visited the Isle of Islay in Scotland, shot a feral goat and posed for snaps with its corpse. The photo led to howls of outrage on social media and has led…

  • 23 Oct 2018

    Around 8,000 council workers didn’t turn up to work in Glasgow today, in a strike over equal pay. Dozens of primary schools and nurseries were shut and services from home care to cleaning were disrupted. The action, involving workers from the GMB and Unison unions, folllowed what they called a “lack of progress” on equal pay claims…

  • 18 Oct 2018

    A case of BSE has been confirmed on an unnamed farm in Scotland for the first time in 10 years. The Scottish Government says the discovery in Aberdeenshire is an isolated incident and poses no risk to human health.

  • 17 Oct 2018

    The UK Government’s welfare reforms have been described as a “vehicle for cuts” by the Labour party, as they attempted to force ministers to publish what effects universal credit has had on people’s incomes.

  • 9 Oct 2018

    The Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon says there is an even stronger case for independence as the government is making a “shambles” of Brexit. She told her party conference that Scottish independence was the opposite of Brexit, because it was about being open and outward looking.

  • 8 Oct 2018

    Ian Blackford made the threat on the party’s conference floor today, but the SNP has also been having to defend its record of 11 years in power in Scotland.

  • 7 Oct 2018

    The third largest party in the United Kingdom, the Scottish National Party, begins its annual conference in Glasgow today. Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader, has said her MPs would back a new referendum on the Brexit deal, the so-called People’s Vote. Scotland Correspondent Ciaran Jenkins reports from Glasgow.

  • 6 Oct 2018

    A fifteen-year-old Scottish composer is having her work performed this weekend at a festival run by the internationally renowned musician Sir James MacMillan. But she may be one of the lucky ones because the Cumnock Tryst festival in East Ayrshire is being held against a backdrop of cuts to music education across the country. In…

  • 3 Oct 2018

    The family of a man who died in police custody say they are disgusted and disappointed after Scotland’s Lord Advocate ruled that no police officers would face prosecution as a result. 

  • 30 Aug 2018

    Today the former SNP leader, Alex Salmond proffered his resignation from the party while he awaits an investigation into complaints about his behaviour when he was Scottish First Minister.

  • 25 Aug 2018

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release on Thursday after two and half years in a Tehran prison surprised her family and allowed her to be reunited with her daughter Gabriela.

  • 23 Aug 2018

    The British people don’t trust the media and think most newspapers just turn out fake news – Jeremy Corbyn has claimed – as he set out his ideas for a shake-up of the news industry. The Labour leader told the Edinburgh television festival he wanted to reduce the power of “media bosses and owners” –…

  • 21 Aug 2018

    Labour is ready and on an election footing. So says Jeremy Corbyn, as he continued his tour of Scotland, declaring that Scottish voters would kick the Conservatives out of Downing Street. But the Labour leader wouldn’t say whether he thought Britain would be better off outside the European Union.

  • 20 Aug 2018

    Promising an “industrial renaissance”, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has begun a four-day visit to Scotland, aimed at reviving the party’s fortunes north of the border. Mr Corbyn said a Labour government would put more public investment into key industries and create more jobs, but would that involve clashing with the European Union over state aid rules? We have been to…

  • 15 Aug 2018

    It’s meant to be a celebration of literature and artistic freedom, but at least a dozen authors who were supposed to feature at this month’s Edinburgh International Book Festival have had difficulties securing visas from the Home Office, including writers from Africa and the Middle East. Festival organisers said they’d been forced to go through a “Kafkaesque”…