Jun 172013

Radio-Saltire-LogoYou already know that we are moving to Tranent but because our new studios are not quite ready, we’ve moved in to some temporary accommodation at Saltoun Towers.

Moving to Saltoun Towers allows us to leave behind our small and rather warm room in Haddington but it is a little remote. This will make it difficult for some of our presenters to access. We will endeavour to provide as near to normal service as possible and apologise for any unavoidable disruption.

Our intention is to move into our Tranent studios as quickly as we can but this is a major project for us and we want to take the time to get it right.

If you want to contact the Studio you can use our Contact Form as usual. Alternatively, use our mobile number to phone or text our presenters:

07553 347 024

You can also follow the new Radio Saltire pages on Twitter and Facebook. Check in to see all our “New Studio Photos”.

Jun 052013

Police ScotlandPolice are launching a new initiative to crack down on motorcycle thefts in Midlothian and East Lothian.

Over the last few weeks, there has been an unusually high number of thefts of on-road and off-road motorcycles within the East Lothian and Midlothian areas.

These thefts range from motorcycles being stolen whilst secured on the street to garages and huts being broken into and the motorcycles taken from inside.

Owners should ensure that their motorcycles are secure and that they have adequate measures in place to keep them safe.

People are also being warned to be sure that the bike they are buying is not stolen, and if they suspect that it may be, they should contact police with the details.

Police Sergeant Gordon Millar said:

With this initiative we want to make all motorcycle owners aware of the recent thefts and also the best ways to secure their motorbikes.

We’d also like to encourage people to contact police if they see anyone on off-road motorcycles or driving on the road without adequate motorcycle equipment such as leathers, gloves and helmets, or any other obvious signs that may suggest that the rider may not be the owner of the motorcycle.

Jun 052013

Police ScotlandPolice in East Lothian have successfully tackled antisocial behaviour issues, which had been a local concern in Haddington.

Community Officers and Community wardens identified six youths, who had been causing problems for shopkeepers, residents and shoppers in Haddington High Street and agreed an appropriate action plan to address these concerns.

As a result, all of the young people were spoken to and have agreed to change their behaviour.

The youths – three males and three females between 14 and 17 – have all signed a six-month Acceptable Behaviour Agreements with East Lothian Council and Police Scotland.

These documents confirm that the author has agreed to refrain from behaving in a manner, which causes, or is likely to cause, alarm or distress to any other person within their local community.

Breaching the terms of the Agreement could result in an ASBO being issued and failure to adhere to this will lead to a banning order from Haddington’s High Street.

Haddington Community Inspector Bob Rodriguez said:

Antisocial behaviour in Haddington has been a real problem in recent weeks, making the High Street area a less pleasant one for those who live, work and shop there.

Having identified the young people responsible for a number of these offences, Police Scotland and partners at East Lothian Council, explained the likely consequences of their actions to them if they continued with their unacceptable behaviour.

I am pleased that these youths have agreed to rectify their conduct and they now know that further offences will result in them being banned from the High Street.

The Acceptable Behaviour Agreements are a useful tool in helping address youth concerns in Haddington. We will continue to utilise this resource if and when appropriate.

An East Lothian Council spokeswoman added:

Antisocial behaviour can cause considerable distress for individuals and local communities. Acceptable Behaviour Agreements offer an opportunity to these young people to recognise the negative effects of their behaviour and to act accordingly.