Nov 302013
 

Megan DAlan Godsell will be joined by 17yr old Megan D.on his show this Sunday.

Megan has just won the Forth One To Watch competition and is being touted as the next big thing! She is currently very busy playing gigs all over her home town of Edinburgh and further afield.

Tune in to Radio Saltire at 5pm Sunday for another show you don’t want to miss!

Nov 302013
 

Fraser AmosFraser Amos has let us know that he is running the 5K event in Inverleith Park this weekend in aid of Action on Depression.

Action on Depression is the only national Scottish organisation working with and for people affected by depression.

They are a user-influenced organisation committed to providing support, raising awareness of depression and its treatment options and reducing the stigma that still surrounds the condition. Fraser has suffered from depression and is supporting this charity by participating in a 5k run at Inverleith Park this Sunday.

Fraser would be very grateful if anyone would like to help him raise funds and donate however much or little to support this charity.

Donating is via Just Giving. It’s secure, quick and easy to do. Just click on the link below:

Nov 282013
 

The families of three youths who died following a road collision in Tyninghame, East Lothian, have paid tribute to them.

Jenna Barbour, aged 18, 15-year-old David Armstrong and 16-year-old Josh Stewart, who are all from Dunbar, sustained fatal injuries following the incident, which happened around 8.20pm on Monday 25th November.

All three families have now issued statements via Police Scotland.

Jenna’s mother Sandra, her father Drew and brother Gregor said:

Jenna Barbour

Jenna Barbour

We have been left completely devastated by the death of our beloved Jenna, who was a dearly loved daughter, sister and friend.

Having only recently left school, Jenna had her whole life in front of her and had been saving for a trip to New Zealand, which was her dream holiday.

Jenna had been working extremely hard to save for the trip and when she wasn’t busy working at her part-time jobs, she loved horse riding and was very accomplished at the sport. As well as regularly spending time practising, Jenna also volunteered with the Riding for the Disabled charity.

We were all immensely proud of Jenna and everything she achieved in her life. She was always a delight to be around and the family each have very fond memories of our holidays together.

To lose someone as special as Jenna has left a huge hole in our hearts and we ask that our family be left alone to grieve at this incredibly difficult time.

David’s mother Andrea said:

David Armstrong

David Armstrong

Our family is still in a state of complete shock following David’s death and we are struggling to come to terms with our loss.

David was a kind-hearted and good-mannered boy, who was always respectful of adults and his peers and was a loving brother to his sister.

He was athletic, enjoyed playing computer games and had a cheeky wink that made him such a wonderful person to know.

We are grateful for all the kind words of support we’re receiving at this time and would like to thank our family and friends for their condolences. However, we would like to grieve privately at this time and ask that we be left in peace to do so.

Josh’s parents Susan and Mark said:

Josh Stewart

Josh Stewart

Josh was a much loved son, nephew, grandson and cousin, and a loyal friend.

He was a joy to anyone who knew him and the people that met Josh and his smile would never forget him.

Josh lived for rugby and the gym. He was still looking to find that elusive six pack. He will be sorely missed.

It’s time for the community to pull together in this very difficult time. My heart goes out to all families involved at this time of great sadness.

Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding the collision are ongoing and anyone with information that can assist Police Scotland with their enquiries is asked to contact 101.

Nov 272013
 

Angie TownsendIn for a Blether tonight (Wednesday) will be Dave Williamson from the Saltire Flag Trust. He’ll be chatting about just why we have St Andrew as our Patron Saint and how the Saltire came to be.

Alistair Hadden, will also be in chatting about all things Wallyford.

Plus the usual mix of tunes and banter.  Don’t miss it!

Nov 262013
 

Police ScotlandPolice Scotland is appealing for witnesses following a fatal road collision in East Lothian.

The incident happened around 8.25pm yesterday (Monday) on an unclassified road at Tyninghame.

A Peugeot 206 left the road and collided with a wall, resulting in all occupants sustaining serious injuries.

As a result, an 18-year-old woman and two males aged 15 and 16, subsequently passed away.

Another male, aged 16, is currently being treated within the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Road Policing Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding this collision and anyone who can assist with their enquiries is asked to come forward.

A Police Scotland spokesman said:

Tragically, this incident has resulted in three young people losing their lives and we are currently trying to establish exactly what has happened.

Any motorists who were on the road at the time and have information that can help with our investigation is asked to contact police immediately.

Nov 212013
 

Sibil-and-BrainsIn Session, hosted by Donald Turvill, has just confirmed a huge interview!

Donald will be recording a two part interview with ‘Brains McCloud’ (Gavin Bain) from recent huge rap duo Silibil-N-Brains. These two Scottish lads are  known for cheating the music industry a few years back by pretending to be from the USA! Their story was recently told in a BBC documentary.

Donald will be chatting about the bits the documentary skipped on and what lies ahead for the pair.

Part 1 will be aired on In Session this Saturday at 16.30 GMT. Part 2 follows next week!

This is without a doubt one of the shows biggest guests yet, and marks the start of a very exciting few weeks for In Session.

Get involved, send any questions or comments for Gavin to info@radiosaltire.org … don’t miss it!

Links: