Jan 312015

Well, if you’ve been suffering from David Caldwell-withdrawl symptoms (and we’re not sure why!) then you’ll be pleased/irate (delete as applicable) to find that I’ll be back on Sunday the 1’st Feb covering for Katie G between 1pm and 3pm! We’ll still have the 2 cheesy tunes at 2.02 and requests are welcome!

…then, on Monday’s Brunch, we’ve all felt like cruising down the river as the song says – but often money worries and a lack of time can prevent us from pursuing our worldwide traveling plans. So, we’ll be speaking to Anna Watt from Travelbag and Alex White from Princess Cruises to tell us how we make of the most of cruising holidays and how to plan for them. That will be at 11.45am.

So, there we are! And below, a present for anyone sick of D. Caldwell – perfect for darts fans, maybe…?!

me grafftti

Jan 302015

The Loretto School ski team triumphed at the recent British Schoolgirls’ Ski Championships in Flaine, France, returning as the leading Scottish School team and an impressive medal haul of four 1st and six 2nd places.

The Loretto team of Lucy Buchanan-Smith (14), Alice Buchanan-Smith (17), Katie Stuart (15), Alexandra Stuart (17), Genevieve Baird (15) and Francesca Baird (17) were up against 32 teams and 147 competitors from schools and clubs from the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.

Loretto Headmaster, Dr Graham Hawley, said, “This is a wonderful achievement by all the girls who skied superbly against some stiff opposition. Particular mention must be made of Genevieve Baird’s top class performances on the slopes.”

Loretto girls’ Ski team results;

Genevieve Baird;

U16 Giant Slalom – 1st place, Gold Medal

Giant Slalom – 2nd Overall, Silver Medal

U16 Slalom – 1st place, Gold Medal

Slalom – 2nd place, Silver Medal

U16 Combined – 1st place, Gold Medal

Combined – 2nd Overall, Silver Medal

Loretto A Team 1st Giant Slalom overall, Gold Medals

Loretto A Team 2nd Slalom, Silver Medals

Loretto A Team 2nd Combined Overall, Silver Medals

Loretto A Team 2nd School Overall, Silver Medals


Jan 292015

This week’s show will include a tribute to Demis Roussos who died on Monday.
He sold over 60 million albums during his career. Can you imagine that?
60 million!!
A legend if ever there was – and no mistake.

Our ‘Children’s Favourite’ is a song all the kids were singing in the 50’s and we’ll concentrate on 1983 in our feature ‘The Year Under The Spotlight’.
1983 saw the first music cd’s appearing in British Shops, James Dyson introducing the prototype of his revolutionary vacuum cleaner, Saga launching their Magazine and when Japanese Car maker Datsun, rebranded itself as Nissan.
We will be listening to music that made the UK charts back then including tracks from the likes of Phil Collins, Men at Work, Duran Duran and Rod Stewart.

Finally we will be checking out the top 20 best-selling UK singles in our ‘Vintage Chart’ from exactly 50 years ago. That’s the 31st. January 1965 to be precise and it’s the UK singles chart that we  follow week on week. There’s a new No 1 and new entries from the Shangri Las, new Australian band – the Seekers, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes and the Kinks.

So brush back your greying locks and throw away those walking sticks and zimmers,  ‘cos it’s time to stir up the old grey matter once more and for 3 hours to try and recall what you were listening to on the old wireless back at a time when you were somewhat younger than you are now, when your tv was in a wooden cabinet on a table in the corner of the room and the nearest telephone was in a red box down the road.

Join me, Andy Morris at noon (GMT) on Saturday and let’s skip the light fandango together.

And don’t forget to send in your requests and dedications for Saturday 14th. February and the GREAT St Valentines Day Lurv Show.
Email me at andrew@radiosaltire.org – and I promise to include them.

Lurv you all…..

Jan 282015

Home Start East Lothian LogoHome-Start East Lothian work with trained volunteers to support local families who have at least one child under the age of 5, who may for many different reasons be experiencing a challenging time.

Volunteers visit families once a week a week for 2 -3 hours and can give emotional as well as practical support.

We pride ourselves in our volunteer training and support, some of our volunteers stay for many years.

Home-Start East Lothian pays all out of pocket expenses to volunteers as well as ensuring the role fits around the volunteer’s own commitments. Some volunteers find that the experience they gain is life changing.

If anyone is interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity –

Jan 282015

On the show tonight we’ll have Director and cast from Loretto Youth Players.  This year they are doing Grease the School Version – so what is the difference between the two and I’ll be putting them to the Grease Test and hopefully we’ll get a song or scene out of them.  Plus loads of music and antics no doubt.  Now dinae miss it cos its better than the telly 🙂