Oct 302013

Police ScotlandPolice in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses and issuing a security warning following a series of thefts from sheds in Musselburgh.

Between 22nd August and 29th October around 40 units were entered in the area resulting in various electrical items, gardening equipment and bicycles being stolen from inside.

In addition, over 20 vehicles were broken into during this time, including 4 work vans, and quantities of tools, clothing stock and food were taken.

A further four cars, three motorcycles and five bikes were also stolen from outside addresses within the town and officers are now urging the public to protect their properties and possessions against would-be thieves.

Inspector Andy Harborow said:

Officers continue to carry out local enquiries to identify those responsible for these recent offences and anyone who can assist with our investigations is asked to come forward.

Similarly, anyone who witnesses any suspicious activity in or around a property, or who believes they are being offered stolen property for sale is also asked to contact police immediately.

Our communities are reminded to take simple security precautions to safeguard their homes and deter criminal activity.

All sheds and outbuildings should be locked and secured when not in use and where possible, alarms and motion-triggered lighting should be considered.

When leaving your car, van, bicycle or motorbike unattended, do so in a well-lit area and ensure the vehicle is locked with all items of value removed or stored safely out of sight.

Anyone wishing more advice on crime prevention can contact their local policing team.

Those with information on these crimes can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Oct 292013

Angie TownsendJust in from Angie:

This week on the show we will be telling STORIES, STORIES AND MORE STORIES, with myself and Professional Storyteller Lea Taylor.  A right good mixture of tales and tunes and find out what changes are occurring in the Toonsend Cafe.

Catch Angie for a Richt Guid Blether every Wednesday from 6pm.

Only on Radio Saltire!

Oct 262013

Radio Saltire IconAngie enjoyed a blether last week with Ros and Calroline from Pans Prams.

If you wanted to find out more about Pans Prams, you can visit their Facebook Page.

If you’re interested in Stephen Barnaby’s book – Angie’s guest from the previous week. It can be purchased directly from the publisher via their website: calderwoodpress.co.uk.

Oct 242013

Stafiie Rescue LogoKay Hamilton, the Dowager Duchess of Hamilton will be joining Davie Martin on his Sunday Morning show, The Sunday Session.

Kay is the patron of Scottish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue (SSTBR) the charity that aims to rescue and re-home unwanted or ill treated Staffies from all over Scotland. She will talk to Davie about the essential work that the charity does with the help of it’s volunteer team of dog lovers.

The Sunday Session kicks off at 8am on Sunday Morning, so please tune in to hear what Kay has to say. If you can’t make it but are interested in her work, check out the SSTBR website at http://www.staffierescuescotland.co.uk

Oct 232013

OSCR LogoThe Trustees of Radio Saltire are delighted to announce that the station has been granted Charity Status.

Radio Saltire management applied to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) to allow the station to be registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). OSCR agreed that the organisation meets the “Charity Test” and granted Charity Status issuing the number SC044336.

The published aims of Radio Saltire [SCIO] are:

  1. To advance community development and citizenship by:
    1. Encouraging the involvement and promotion of community organisations and events through the use of the community radio station.
    2. Encouraging volunteering at all levels of the organisation by all interested members of our community.
  2. To advance education by:
    1. Offering training and the opportunity to learn about all the roles involved in the running of the community radio station.

The Trustees of Radio Saltire [SCIO] said:

We are absolutely delighted by this news. We feel that our plans are really starting to come together and Radio Saltire is moving forward. This has been a fantastic year for the station and we are proud that big organisations like OSCR and the Lottery Commission are supporting our work.

Our new name, new studios and new address are helping us to galvanise our place in our community. Now that we have these solid foundations in place, our work and the work of our volunteers can continue to bring big benefits to both the local area and further afield.

Are YOU Interested In Volunteering?

Radio Saltire always has space for more volunteers. If you’re interested in getting involved, use the form on our Contact Page to get in touch.

Oct 232013

Police ScotlandAppeal For Witnesses

Officers from Police Scotland in Tranent are appealing for witnesses following a break-in and theft from a sheltered housing complex in the town last Friday (October 18th, 2013).

The theft took place around 4.30am when a man broke in through an unlocked window and stole items from the kitchen of a house at Loch Square.

He disturbed the elderly and disabled occupant and made off in the direction of Blawearie Road.

Inspector Andrew Harborow said:

This was a despicable act which has upset the elderly lady and the other residents at this sheltered housing complex.  Door to door enquiries in the area and a review of local CCTV is ongoing, I am now appealing for anyone who has any information about this incident to call the police on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.