Feb 282014

This weeks biggest headlines:

A Haddington woman won the first series of Dancing on Head Lice last night

Kellogs owner Tony Tiger was arrested this morning after a woman called Kay was found in a box of his companies cereal. Police Scotland refused to comment but said this was a special case.

Tablet computers are under too much pressure to be thin, says plus sized laptop

Rumours that snow is Gods dandruff have been rubbished by STV weatherman Sean Batty. “God uses head and shoulders” confirmed Batty

First Minister Alex Salmond held a press conference at Holyrood this morning to announce his new incentive. Every person that votes yes in September will be treated to a free sausage roll from Greggs. Only an hour later Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he will buy all no voters a sausage roll AND a yum yum

Midgies Leaf, the East Lothian version of Dragons Den got off to a great start last night. The highlight of the show was Elphingstone man Simon Kyle who secured an investment of thirty two pound for his human litter tray

Pope Franics has been named Pope of the month by Pope Mania magazine

and finally

Tranent zoo was officially opened today by the lassie from the bakers. There was over 8 people waiting for the ribbon to be cut. The zoo has a wide range of animals including a cocker spaniel and a semi skimmed cow


Tune into Funny People every Thursday 1-3 to hear the weeks biggest headlines

Feb 282014

David BerryAndy Morris was joined in the studio by David Berry during AM in to the PM on Tuesday 25th February.

David’s political life has been well publicised over the past few years but here’s a chance to find out a little more about the man behind the headlines.

If you didn’t get the chance to listen in this week, here’s your chance to listen in and hear what you missed.

David Berry on AM into the PM – Radio Saltire by Radio Saltire on Mixcloud

Feb 282014

Tuesday 4th. March – ‘Am into the PM’ will feature an interview with Brian Glass, Information and Administration Officer with the Changes Community Health Project based in Musselburgh.
If Brian’s name rings a bell, you might recall that Radio Saltire has been supporting Brian and his team for the last couple of years during the National Suicide Awareness Week which takes place every October. So I thought I would get Brian back in again and talk just a little about his job but more about the man himself, his background, interests and his music preferences.

I’ll also be chatting to our very own Rosanne Woods about the fantastic musical ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ – starring amongst others, the one and only Jason Donovan. This show is currently on tour in the UK and is on in Edinburgh at the Playhouse from Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th. March – so stay tuned to get Rosanne’s take on it.

There will be the usual features too – the Classical Corner, for classical music dummies like me, a look back at ‘This Day in History’ and of course our very popular competition where you can win a Radio Saltire Car Sticker, which have been described as ‘As rare as Chicken’s Teeth and worth more than an all-inclusive holiday for a family of eleven in Barbados’.

Well, maybe not – but hey, just join me anyway, Andy Morris, on Tuesday morning from 10.00am and make up your own minds.

‘AM into the PM’: The show that’s so laid back, if it laid back any further, it would fall over….!

Feb 282014

Singer Ciara HarvieCiara Harvie is an up and coming classical singer from Longniddry in East Lothian. She’ll be making her Radio Saltire début with Davie Martin this Sunday morning.

At just 16, Ciara has already racked up performances at the Edinburgh Fringe. This led to some publicity on STV and towards the end of last year she was invited to sing at the SPIFOX Christmas Carol Concert, one of the premier charity events of the season.

The music bug really has got a hold of Ciara now and she’s seriously considering options for her career.

Tune in this Sunday morning at around 10am to hear her on Davie Martin’s Sunday Session. But if you can’t wait that long, here’s a quick peak at what to look forward to:


You can see more about Ciara on her Facebook Page.

Feb 272014

If you missed this weeks Funny People with Mark Ure then you missed some new stories. This one’s about Trevor.


Trevor opened his eyes and looked around the room. He didn’t know where he was. The small room had Milky Way wrappers for wallpaper and the carpet was made of Tic-Tac tiles. Trevor tried to get up off the floor but he couldn’t, he was chained to the Hobknob radiator.

“Just stay where you are.”

The voice startled Trevor, he hadn’t noticed anyone in the room with him but when he looked around, he saw that sitting on the small Mint Aero couch was a Toffee Crisp with a face.
“Where am I? What are you?”
The Toffee Crisp with a face sat forward on the couch, his little toffee toes sliding across the floor, and spoke in a Scottish accent.
“Toffee Crisp mate, you?”
“Trevor, a man.”
Trevor didn’t know what was going on, did he really just talk to a Toffee Crisp?
“So have you got a name?”
“Aye, Toffee.”
“Toffee the Toffee Crisp? That’s your name?”
“Aye, got a problem with that?”
“Good, is Trevor your real name?”
“Weird name.”

Toffee stood up and walked to the chocolate finger door.
“C’mon, follow me.”
Trevor followed Toffee down a long corridor for what felt like hours. Trevor guessed they had travelled at least 10 miles. The corridor was decorated like the room, Bounty wrappers for wallpaper and a rolling floor made fromMaltesers. They finally stopped at a space where a door should have been, instead of a door there was hanging beads made from Minstrels. Toffee stood to one side and told Trevor to enter.
There was sweets with faces everywhere. The room was massive, it didn’t seem to end. Over in one corner Trevor spotted a Kit-Kat chatting up a Walnut Whip, they looked like they were having a good time. Toffee poked him in the back with his wrapper hand and told him to keep moving.
Trevor felt like he was in Willy Wonka’s factory. He seen everyone as he walked through the room, the only one to speak to him was Freddy the Freddo who complained that nobody wanted him now he cost 20p.
Toffee led Trevor to the back of the room and through a small arch made of Terry’s Chocolate Orange. On the other side was a dressing room.
The room was empty apart from a packet of Hubba Babba who was putting some make up on. Toffee chucked a set of clothes at Trevor.
“Put that on and come join me in the Kinder hot tub.”
Trevor looked at what he had been handed: a green and silver tracksuit and a green foil hat.
“I don’t understand Toffee Crisp face thing, what’s going on, where am I?”
“You’re one of us now, get your gear on.”
“One of you? What does that mean?”
Toffee looked Trevor in the eye.
“You’re the replacement, Trebor got sacked, you’re Trevor Softmints now.”