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Myself and Nicola Wright will be delivering a fun day out from 10am – 1pm for all the family,

–  Set off following scary rats to solve clues as you wind your way around the building.

–  Hear stories of trench life including rats and lice, the poppy and much much more.

– Crack a code and send a message to headquarters.

–  Enter the trench for a photo

–  Create your own poppy or medal.

Oh and look out for Bill – he’s lost something!

Its all happening on the 30th August so drop in and experience Family History Day’s WW1.

A must for everyone.

Aug 192014

There was a full-to-capacity-and-then-some turnout at the latest meeting organised by the Coastal Regeneration Alliance. The group, made up of concerned residents and community figures, packed into the Chalmers Church Hall in Port Seton. During the evening, a PowerPoint presentation highlighted the background of the proposals of the Cockenzie Energy Park and laws surrounding them.

The group, described as “not a protest group”, but rather positive and community-driven, again allowed locals to ask and discuss their concerns. Many of these again, as with meetings held recently, centered on the local fishing industry, the Battle of Prestonpans site and even Seton Sands. The overall common theme though was objection to the main plans overall, though their was also some acceptance that the energy industry of some sort is likely to remain in some kind or other.

The next steps for the group include petitions, letters and word of mouth to create extra awareness. A Facebook group has also been set up. Other media organisations, including the local press and STV News, have picked up the story.

In attendance, among many others, were Shona Brash – local businesswoman; Andrew Crummy – community artist; and Gareth Jones – chairman of the Battle of Prestonpans group.

It’s Move Day!

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Aug 122014

Radio Saltire IconAs you’re (hopefully) aware, Radio Saltire is moving house. Unfortuntely it is necessary to close down our studio so that we can move it to our new premises. This means that we will move to an automated system for the rest of today and most of tomorrow.

If all goes to plan, live programming will start from our new premises at 8pm Wednesday 13th August.

Sorry for the inconvenience but we couldn’t avoid the downtime. More pics and news about the new studios is Coming Soon!

**Edit** Unfortunately we’re experiencing some technical problems and our Studio stream is breaking up. Hopefully this will be fixed sometime during Thursday. Our live schedule will continue as soon as possible. 

Thanks for your patience. 

Aug 062014

A family from Musselburgh are appealing for information regarding their missing pet cat. The cat is named Boris and is completely black in colour. Boris is also microchiped and neutered. The 2 year old was last seen in Prestonpans, where he was being looked after by friends, on Saturday the 2’nd August.

The cat is registered at Gordon’s Vets in Musselburgh. If you think you may have seen Boris or can help in any way, you can contact us or the owner directly on (0131) 665 4718.

Aug 052014


Haddington Town House, High Street, Haddington

Friday 8th August 2014

Doors open at the venue at 11.10am the show is on air from 12pm – 1pm


The deadline to make an application is Tuesday 5th August at 5pm


As part of the BBC’s ongoing coverage of the current constitutional debate, The Big Debate with Gordon Brewer will be focusing on issues relating to the forthcoming referendum. So the programme will give YOU the opportunity to challenge and quiz politicians live on air on BBC Radio Scotland and as the On-Line Community Radio Station for Scotland, Radio Saltire has been specifically invited to attend.

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Would you like to join us?

The programme will air live on 8th August from 12pm to 1pm and we need YOU to ask the questions.

Your questions should be brief and to the point. As the programme broadcasts to a Scotland wide audience, we look for issues that raise matters of genuine national interest related to Scottish referendum on independence and remember to keep an eye on the week’s news. Once you know what you want to ask, email your question to the BBC at by 5.00 p.m. Thursday 7th August.
Audience members will have the opportunity to question and comment during the debate but please be aware we’re not able to guarantee that all questions submitted will be used.

Aug 042014

SOS Chimneys

Edit 2! There’s a change to the shops holding the petition.

Edit – Listen to the Radio Saltire Interview at the bottom of this post!


Listeners to David Caldwell’s Brunch Show will already be aware of the “Save Our Stacks” campaign to save Cockenzie Power Station’s landmark chimneys.

The organisers believe that the Cockenzie Chimneys create a landmark that has become a signature of East Lothian’s coast. Over time, they have become well loved by locals and not everybody agrees with the current plans to demolish them.

The campaign is gathering pace with both on and offline petitions gathering names fast.

Kids Competition

In an effort to gather interest amongst the younger members of our community, the SOS Campaign has set up a “Loom Band” competition. They want kids to create “Loom Band Chimneys” by wrapping cardboard rolls (eg kitchen paper rolls) with Loom Band. The completed “Chimneys” can then be entered into a prize draw that will take place at the end of August.

The image (top right) shows an artists impression of the chimneys covered with Loom Bands. Apparently, to make this a reality, East Lothian’s kids would need to create a band over 2000 miles long!

Join In

The online petition is available via the Change.Org website. It’s also available in local shops, currently in Tranent at:

  • Bobby Marr Fruit shop
  • Janets Flower shop
  • Homezone
  • Elphinstone Newsagents
  • Kirsteens Kreations
  • Recharge
  • Tranent Day Centre

You can also get more of a flavour of the campaign via videos posted on Youtube:


The Radio Saltire Interview