Jun 302014

Police ScotlandPolice Scotland officers looking for missing person Kirsty Heggie have widened their search to East Lothian.

Kirsty Heggie, who is 23-years-old and from the Leith area, was last seen near to Holyrood Palace at around 9.35am on Sunday 29th June.

As well as searching in the capital, officers are now following up information that Kirsty may have been in the Ormiston and Tranent areas sometime between 8am and 10.30am today.

Kristy was wearing a brown/black blazer jacket, a black vest top, black trousers and black trainers when she was last spotted on Sunday.

She was carrying a black bag that had pink/orange flowers on it and may have in her possession a purple blanket with flower stitching on it.

Described as white, 5ft 6in, of slim build and with short curly blonde hair, Kirsty resides in the west of Edinburgh and is known to frequent the city centre area, where she regularly busks.

Inspector Murray Tait said:

We are becoming increasingly concerned about Kirsty’s welfare as she has not made contact with friends or family since 29th June.

We have reason to believe that she was in Ormiston and Tranent early on Monday morning and it’s possible that members of the public saw her and are able to come forward with information.

Anyone with information that can assist with the search for Kirsty Heggie is urged to contact Police Scotland immediately on 101.

Jun 302014

My artists of the show this week are Irish Band – ‘Westlife’
These lads had an amazing career that ran from 1998 to 2012. During this time they sold over 45 million records and left a legacy which contains some very memorable tracks.
I will be playing six of their hits during the show: – ‘Flying without Wings’, ‘If I let you Go’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘When You Tell Me That You Love Me’ (with Diana Ross) and ‘I Have a Dream’.
HOWEVER, if there is a ‘Westlife’ track you would specifically like me to include, just get in touch* and I’ll do my best.

The Classic Corner this week features a bit of opera. ‘Nabucco’, which was written by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi includes a terrific piece called the ‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’ and it is this that I have researched and will be playing. It is also a tune that I am sure you will recognise as soon as I start to play it. So if you’re a classical music dummy like me, tune in at about 11.30 to hear what I have found out.

There is to be a new feature this week. Many of you know that I run a website called ‘Jokers Wild’ which I describe as ‘the site for discerning minds with a sense of humour’.

Each week, I am sent dozens of jokes from all over the place and I post the best of the bunch up there on a regular basis. So from this week I will be including the ’Joke of the Week’ taken from the Jokers Wild website.
Should be good.

As usual we will take a look back in history to find out what has happened here in the UK in years past and there will be our weekly competition ‘Name the TV Programme Granny used to Watch Competition’, where you have to identify an old tv programme from a tiny snippet of the signature tune that was used to introduce it. Hey, and you can win a Radio Saltire Car Sticker too if you get it right.

All this plus an eclectic mix of golden oldies, newer stuff and some current chart tracks too.

A great show in prospect then and it all kicks off at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday.

Join me if you can.



*If you would like a request or a dedication during the show just email me – andrew@radiosaltire.org

Jun 262014

Chessbox Flyer

Jigz has an exclusive interview this coming Monday evening. He’ll be talking to Choo Biggz about his latest track recorded with 50Cent.

This is one you really don’t want to miss so tune in at 8pm Sharp. Only on Radio Saltire!

Jun 262014

Police ScotlandPolice Scotland officers in East Lothian are appealing for information after three houses were broken into in the area on Tuesday.

Enquiries are underway and witnesses are being sought following three separate break-ins in Ormiston, Humbie and Pencaitland.

Officers were called to Ormiston after reports that thieves had entered a property sometime between 9.15am and 1.15pm and had made off with jewellery and electronic devices worth around £3,000.

A complaint was also received in Humbie that a house was broken into at some point between 7.20am and 5.20pm. An Ipad and boxes of jewellery with a value of approximately £2,500 were taken from inside.

And between 8.10am and 7.15pm on Tuesday, a property in Pencaitland was broken into. Around £2,000 worth of items were reported stolen, including jewellery, perfume and foreign currency.

Police Constable Kenny McKenzie said:

It is always very frightening and distressing for homeowners to discover that their house has been broken into – and even more so when valuable items have been taken.

Our officers are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those responsible so that they can be held accountable and brought to justice.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in Ormiston, Humbie or Pencaitland on Tuesday or who has any information which may help our investigation should contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Replays Galore!

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Jun 262014

Miscloud LogoThe web team have been trying to keep up with the demand for show replays by uploading shows and interviews to Mixcloud as quickly as possible.

Since our last post, you’ll find:

We’ve also added a BRAND NEW Widget to the bottom of the website.

The widget will update with all our latest Replays! and if you need more choice, click the “Up Next” button to the bottom right of the widget to see more recordings.


Just follow the arrow to see the widget!



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Jun 262014


During the summer holidays KIDS SWIM FREE – under 18s

Information about ‘Summer Activities’ for children, The Fitness Class timtable for adults, the Under 26 Golf season ticket (£30 with Young Scot card) and the detail about the ‘All Inclusive Fitness Membership’ can be found on the website, Twitter and Facebook:

Web:  www.enjoyleisure.com :     witter:  Enjoy_Leisure     Facebook:  facebook.com/enjoyleisure.eastltohian

You can also find the leaflets for the above at all leisure centres:  Aubigny, Meadowmill, Musselburgh, North Berwick Sport Centres, and Dunbar Leisure Pool, The Loch Centre Tranent, Mercat Gait Centre, Prestonpans.