Feb 242015

Nino's Gym on IndiegogoNino’s AAG have recently moved into an old, derelict building in Musselburgh. The building is badly damaged with damaged roofs, walls, floors and graffiti. Nino, with your help, would like to restore this derelict building, into the lively community centre that it used to be.

When restored, Nino will use the premises as a community resource, teaching martial arts, boxing, keep-fit, kickboxing and dance classes to children, adults, OAP’s and the disabled. They’re also planning morning tea sessions funded only by donations.

Nino hopes that with your donations, and with the spirit of the community, he can have this open as soon as possible.

You can donate to Nino’s project via their Indiegogo campaign at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nino-s-amateur-athletic-gymnasium–2

Nino’s Amateur Athletic Gymnasium (Nino’s AAG) is a Non-Profit Organisation, set up to serve the local community of Musselburgh, and surrounding towns.

Feb 232015

Loretto Golf Academy _ Desert Springs Champions

The Loretto Golf Academy has successfully defended their title in ‘The 2nd Desert Springs & Millfield European Schools Team Championships’ in the Almeria region of south-east Spain held on 14th – 18th February.

The competition, organised jointly by the exclusive Desert Springs Golf resort and Millfield School, was an open event to all schools in the UK, and attracted a total of sixty one players from schools all over the United Kingdom such as Bradfield, Whitgift and hosts, Millfield.

The Team Championships got under way at Desert Springs Resort on Saturday 14th February with a practice round on the Championship Indiana course, providing all players the opportunity to experience Europe’s first and only true desert golf course in preparation of the tournament rounds.

The next day saw the tournament get under way on the Indiana course where the teams played 4 Ball-Better-Ball Pairs Stableford Points for team rankings. Team ‘Millfield 1’ led the way with 76 points, 4 under par followed by ‘Loretto 1’ on 73 points, 1 under par and ‘Millfield 3’ with 72 points, level par.

Team ‘Loretto 2’ led the way with the main charge on the field with an improvement on their first round total by 13 points, achieving an impressive 83 stableford points, 11 under par, securing the best score of the day. Team ‘Loretto 1’ maintained the pressure on the field by securing the second best team stableford points score of the day – 79.

After day two, the team rankings took on a different look. Leading the way was Team ‘Loretto 2’ with 153 stabelford points, closely followed by second place Team ‘Loretto 1’, only one stableford point behind, with 152 stableford points.

When all the shots were played and all the putts sunk, the Team event was to prove to become the closest of them all!

With the pressure on Team ‘Whitgift 1’ showed their intent to improve their standing position in the rankings from overnight fifth place, by posting an impressive score of 132 stableford points, the best score of the day.

It was clear to see that the Championship was going to come down to a battle between Team ‘Loretto 1’ and Team ‘Loretto 2’ who, going into the final round were only separated by one solitary stabelford point.

Team ‘Loretto 1’ were first to complete their round recording a score of 128 stableford points, meaning that all that was left for Team ‘Loretto 2’ to do was to ensure they could to the same to claim the trophy. Team ‘Loretto 2’ were up for the challenge and staved off any late challengers by posting a score of 130 points to ensure that they were crowned the champions of the ‘2nd Desert Springs & Millfield European Schools Team Championship’ by posting a three day total of 283 Stableford points, followed by ‘Loretto 1’ with 280 points and ‘Whitgift 1’ with 272 points.

Ryan Scott, PGA Coach for Loretto Golf Academy, said, “The golf was excellent and a very valuable experience for Loretto Golf Academy in preparation for the 2015 season.”

Attached photograph shows the victorious Loretto Golf Academy team – from left to right; John Dunn-Butler, John-Paul Ralph, Sam Ledbury, Nikolaj Dahl.

Feb 232015


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The Puppet Animation Festival will return to venues across East Lothian this spring, as the region plays host to 8 puppet theatre companies and, for the first time, 2 puppet workshops. The Puppet Animation Festival, which began in 1984, is now the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts event for children, young people and their families. Each year more than 150 events are held in over 50 venues. Events will be taking place across Scotland including East Lothian, with performances taking place in local community venues in Musselburgh, Haddington, North Berwick, Longniddry and Dunbar.

The following performances are taking place in East Lothian: In Musselburgh, Puppet Animation Scotland’s Animated Short Films: Family Treats, a selection of funny, delightful short animated films for children and their families, and Storybox Theatre’s 3 Pigs returns to send magic up the spines of piglets, sows and boars of all ages. In Haddington, Faux Theatre presents Celeste’s Circus for babies and young children, a first trip for wee ones to experience and enjoy the magic of the big top, and one of England’s best known companies, Lempen Puppet Theatre Company presents Little Frankenstein, a gentle horror for little horrors and a treat not to be missed. North Berwick plays host to Pitschi, The Kitten With Dreams adapted from Hans Fischer’s award-winning picture book and created by festival newcomers, Komedia, a charming production full of humour, song and adventure. In Longniddry, Over The Top Puppet Company’s Willie The Wicked Wolf is an outrageous but loveable rogue who plans to eat Granny and Red Riding Hood but fails miserably because of his unreliable motorbike. Dunbar will be welcoming Puppet Lab’s brand new show, Twitawoo, which brings to life a host of funny and mischievous Scottish woodland creatures to share their adventures; and Eco Drama presents The Worm: An Underground Adventure, a story about a family of friendly, musical worms and their colourful miniature world. This year, for the first time, puppet making workshops will take place as part of the festival in Haddington. Magical Miniature Marvels with Angus Arts, use a fabulous mix of materials and methods to make a marvellous miniature theatre and Puppets! Puppets! Puppets!  with Puppet-Stew, children can make their very own rod puppet to take home with hours of imaginative play lying ahead.

Tickets are priced at family friendly rates and are available from Brunton Theatre’s box office on 0131 665 2240 or online at www.bruntontheatre.co.uk. Tickets will also be available at venues one hour before performances. For full details of what’s on across Scotland at this year’s Puppet Animation Festival go to www.puppetanimationfestival.org

Feb 232015

Thanks to everyone who entered the recent free to enter competition to win two tickets for the Legends of Darts Extravaganza.
We asked you to tell us what the maximum you could score with just three darts.
The answer was 180 and although many of you got it right it was ALEX BORTHWICK who’s name was drawn out of the correct entries hat.

So well done to Alex and if you were also correct, our commiserations – Better Luck Next Time.

Thanks to to Elle Events and Promotions for donating the tickets.
Remember too that on SUNDAY 12th. APRIL and also at the Corn Exchange in Haddington you can see ‘PHIL TAYLOR & FRIENDS’ starring the man himself plus Bobby George, Keith Deller and SKY’s Russ (The Voice) Bray.

For more details just click on the logo below…..


Feb 202015

Back to normal this week with the Valentine’s Special last Saturday proving to be very popular and going down very well indeed – and thanks for all your requests and dedications.

So once again the GGOS will be split into three with Part 1 a mishmash of Golden Oldies sourced from my own collection. I found a ‘classic’ this week, one I hadn’t heard for years so I’ll include it. It’s one of those ‘I’d Forgotten I Once Knew That’ tracks too….
In Part 1, I will also include our ‘Children’s Favourite’ and this is one I’m sure you will all sing along with.

This week’s ‘Year Under The Spotlight’ is 1988.

It was in 1988 that Rowan Atkinson launched the new Comic Relief Charity Appeal on the BBC, the year Sandy Lyle became the first British golfer ever to win the coveted US Masters, when unemployment fell below 2½ million for the first time since 1981 and when Edwina Currie provoked outrage by stating that most of Britain’s egg production was infected with the salmonella bacteria.
Back then we were listening to music from Belinda Carlisle, Tiffany, Fairground Attraction and Enya.

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 21st. February 1965 to be precise and it’s the chart that we now follow every week.
There’s a new No 1 and new entries this week from Tom Jones, the Hollies and Roy Orbison.

Oh, and don’t forget – at about 1.00 pm, I will be drawing the winner of our ‘Legends of Darts’ Competition.
If you haven’t entered yet, there is still time.
We will accept entries up to 10 minutes before the draw.
All you have to do is tell us what the maximum is you can score with three darts.
Is it
a: 145
b: 180
C: 195?

Simply email your answer – a, b or c, to competition@radiosaltire.org or text us on 07507 33 22 44

Remember to tell us who you are – and provide us with a contact number so we can call you if you win..
And if you do win, you will be given two tickets to see this fantastic show at the Corn Exchange in Haddington on Sunday evening.

So travel back in time with me, Andy Morris, from noon (GMT) on Saturday.

Feb 192015

My Guest was Marie-Louise Cochrane (aka Mrs Mash).  Details of where she will be performing or how to get a hold of her are:



Please also check out Radical Voices:  Themed political songs, stories, poetry, etc… Held at Constitution Bar, Leith, Edinburgh  (Sundays once a month – though dates vary) from 6.30pm-9.30pm


Year of Food and Drink 2015 – Scotland Food and Drink

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