Final preparations are being made for the launch of the new BBC Scotland TV channel, which goes on air later.

Transmissions begin at 19:00 with a specially-commissioned short film featuring Scottish band Chvrches and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Chvrches’ singer Lauren Mayberry will be the first voice to be heard on the channel.

The band’s song Miracle will accompany images of Scottish people, places and landscapes.

The first programme will be a special one-off entertainment show, presented by Iain Stirling, the Scottish comedian best known for his Love Island voiceover.

Stirling hosts “A Night At The Theatre”, featuring chart stars Lewis Capaldi and Nina Nesbitt, as well as comedians Elaine C Smith and Larry Dean.

Viewers will also see “Getting Hitched Asian Style”, a series that goes behind the scenes with Scotland’s biggest Asian wedding planners and “The People’s News” in which Scots speak their minds on the events of the week.

At 21:00 on launch night, the channel will show the first episode of the final series of popular sitcom Still Game.

All six episodes of Jack and Victor’s ninth series will debut on the new channel before going on to BBC One across the UK later in the year.

The launch night also features a one-off return for cult sketch show Burnistoun as it takes a sideways looks at the world of television.

The TV premiere of the Bafta Scotland-winning film Nae Pasaran, which tells how Scottish workers stood against the Chilean dictator General Pinochet and his regime, will end the first night of the new channel

The new channel will be available in High Definition (HD) via Freeview/YouView, Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media.

It will also be available in standard definition (SD) on Freeview in position 9, although re-tuning will be required.

For Freeview customers in Scotland only, BBC Four SD will move down the EPG to position 82.

Sky and Freesat viewers without an HD-capable receiver will automatically receive BBC Scotland in SD instead.