Chalkboard TV is expanding its presence in Scotland with a production operation based in Glasgow.

Its first major hire is BBC series producer Jon Willers (pictured), who has produced several science, history, and art programs for BBC One, BBC Two, Channel 4, and National Geographic. Chalkboard Scotland plans to build on its two major Chalkboard productions, Life Behind Bars: Visiting Hour and Logan High, both of which were produced out of Glasgow.

Mike Benson, executive producer and director of Chalkboard, commented, “We’ve had a production presence in Glasgow for two years now, and it feels like the right time to put down deeper roots. I’ve worked with Jon before and he’s one of the most exciting young series producers in the country. With this caliber of talent on board, I’m confident that we’ll continue to build on the successful slate of shows we’ve already produced in Scotland.”