The HBTI students (affectionately known across the city as HBTIs now) are going from strength to strength in the first three days of what has been an amazing competition.

Beneath glorious sunshine and an incredibly tough workload, 250 students have entrenched themselves in the Games and are producing world class television content. However – they are still on the balls of their feet and ready to respond to anything that comes up – like (arguably) the second most famous man in the country at the moment (behind the guy John Barrowman kissed in the Opening Ceremony).

First Minister Alex Salmond is a huge champion of the HBTI, and now views the students as not only the future of Scottish media, but a part of its current landscape. City of Glasgow College student Kirsty Hunter was invited to the latest press call at the Fruitmarket Gallery in the Merchant City.

 “Everything is going to be great.” – Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland.

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“He’s the most high profile person I’ve ever interviewed, so I’ve got a lot more confidence because of that.” – Kirsty Hunter, Broadcast Journalism student at City of Glasgow College.

So enthralled with the HBTI, the First Minister changed his schedule to have a tour of the Glasgow City Road Courses production area, staffed by SVGTV and students of the colleges and universities of Scotland.

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The HBTI story continues.