Aug 312015
On Tuesday 1st September from 7 – 9pm, Madelaine Cave’s show “Lowland Folk” will be all about some really wee folk – newborn babies.  Madelaine’s friend, musician Paul Brett, received a fantastic donation from John Hornby Skewes Ltd/Vintage of one of Paul’s signature Vintage Viator travel guitars.   Paul had the guitar signed by 11 internationally renowned guitarists and it is now for sale on ebay, raising funds via registered charity Rockin’ for Tots who support Simpsons Special Care Babies.   Paul will join Madelaine on air at around 8pm to chat about the Viator guitar and the musicians who signed it along with a track from each of them:-
Hoochie Coochie Man – John Verity
Lady Eleanor, Lindisfarne – Ray Jackson
Reelin’ in the Years, Steely Dan – Elliott Randall
Oriel – Paul Brett
Dimming of the Day – John Etheridge
Heartsong – Gordon Giltrap
Can’t Do That No More – Ben Smith
Wheels of Steel, Saxon – Graham Oliver
Feel Like Making Love, Bad Company – Dave ‘Bucket’ Colwell
Rising for the Moon, Fairport Convention – Jerry Donahue
London – Raymond Burley
You can find the guitar listed here:-


Aug 262015


If Your A Fan Of Wrestling In Scotland,You Don’t Wanna Miss This Friday’s Pick N Mix As Craig Will Be Interviewing One Of The Promotors Of The Upcoming Event “5 Star Wrestling: ReGenesis”  In Edinburgh.

Dan Will Be Chatting About The Video Game That The Event Is Being Based On And He Will Be Mentioning The Talent(Including Announcing The Newest Addition To The Roster LIVE ON AIR!) He Will Also Be Giving Us News On What Else Will Be On Offer At Meadowbank Sports Centre On Sunday September 20th.

Former ROH,Lucha Underground,WWE,TNA And Current Scottish Stars Have Already Been Announced For The Show.

Hope You Can Tune Just AFter 3.15pm On Friday,Only On Radio Saltire

Check out this link for the event:-

Aug 202015

Thursday 3rd Sept and Saturday 3rd October 2015


Campus tours, university application advice, course talks and an international song and dance performance are just some of the things on offer at Queen Margaret University’s up and coming open days.


The undergraduate open days, which will take place on Thursday 3rd September and Saturday 3rd October, will give visitors a chance to find out about a wide range of undergraduate courses. The event, which is suitable for individuals looking to start university in September 2016, will offer visitors the opportunity to meet academics and current students, view accommodation in QMU’s student village and find out about student life. A range of presentations will provide helpful tips for applying through the UCAS system and understanding student funding.

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The University offers a niche range of undergraduate degree courses in the areas of Health Sciences; Business, Enterprise and Management; Media, Communication and Performing Arts; and Social Sciences. To help visitors get a better insight into these areas, academics will present subject talks on, for example, Performing Arts, Costume Design and Construction; Business & Management; Media, Film and PR; Nursing, Speech and Audiology, and Podiatry. Visitors will also be able to find out about new degree programmes which the University is offering including Public Sociology; Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing; and Nutrition & Food Science.


Open Day visitors will have the opportunity to talk to academics on a face-to-face basis about courses, speak to student helpers and support staff, and take organised tours of the campus to view teaching, learning and clinical areas. Campus tours will also allow visitors to see the shared student flats on campus and University’s sports facilities.


The September 3rd event will also include a special guest performance from the Taiwanese Youth Ambassadors. The group will present a mix of drumming, singing and folk dance song from their show ‘Energetic New Taiwan’ which they will have performed at several venues during their cultural trip to the Scottish capital.


The open days will run from 11am – 4pm on Thursday 3rd September and Saturday 3rd October and the performance by the Taiwanese Youth Ambassadors will take place at 3.30pm on Thursday 3rd September.


Register for the event via the QMU website:


(Registration is not compulsory. You are welcome to attend either of the days without registering but in order to speed up your arrival at the university it is best to register.


Aug 202015

My guests on Lowland Folk from 7 – 8pm on Tuesday 25th are an amazing vocal band from Colorado whom I met when I lived there.  I hoped they would make it to Scotland one day and as soon as they said they wanted to come I was all over it!  They are performing in the Edinburgh Fringe for 5 nights at the Merchant’s Hall on Hanover Street from 10.25pm.

Join me next Tuesday for a real treat.  They regularly sell out to audiences in their thousands and just supported Boy George and Culture Club in Denver.  This is their first trip outside the USA and I’m thrilled they are starting their tour in Scotland.

Face is a nationally recognized vocal rock band based out of Boulder, Colorado, bringing a new edge and attitude to the human voice. Using just five singers and a vocal drummer, Face creates a rock-music phenomenon that has to be seen to be believed. No instruments and no special effects -– just six guys.  Check them out on Youtube  and on


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Aug 182015

RSABI, the rural charity behind the annual Great Glen Challenge, is calling on the country’s rural sector to donate generously to this year’s participants as they prepare for the 70km race on Friday 28 August.

The event, which for the first time this year has attracted a full quota of 100 participants from 25 rural businesses and organisations – including Dunbar based Watson’s Seeds – has already raised tens of thousands of pounds since it was established in 2012, and RSABI is urging people to be generous and help break the £50,000 barrier for the event this year alone.

All funds raised are crucial to help RSABI support more people in need throughout rural Scotland in these testing times.

The RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2015 is sponsored by Ledingham Chalmers, solicitors, with support from partners NFUS, Royal Bank of Scotland, CKD Galbraith, Bank of Scotland and media sponsor, The Scottish Farmer, which all enter teams. Competitors will cycle, kayak, walk and run down the Great Glen from Invermoriston to Neptune’s Staircase; teams are also vying with each other to raise the greatest amount of money.

RSABI event director, Paul Tinson said:

“The fact that this year’s Great Glen Challenge has reached its competitor target of 100 participants is tremendous news and should help the event raise more money than ever for RSABI.

“Scotland has a tightly knit rural population and because this year’s teams represent a wide range of land-based professions, most people will know or have links to someone taking part. We all need support from time to time or know someone who does, and it is this interdependence which underlines how important it is that so many people in the rural community help each other when times are tough.

“Thankfully, that doesn’t mean we all have to compete in the Glen – instead, folk can demonstrate their own generosity by donating to their favourite team now or directly to RSABI Great Glen Challenge online at: Alternatively, you can call the event hotline on 0300 111 4166 to donate.

Jane Ritchie, Head of Marketing at CKD Galbraith, which has entered three teams for this year’s Challenge said:

“This is the second year CKD Galbraith has taken part in the Challenge, which is again clearly creating some healthy in-house competition between the teams, motivating them to train hard and create some fun events, not to mention baking challenges along the way to help them meet their fundraising targets.

“We are delighted to continue our support of the Great Glen Challenge and hope to raise as much money as possible to support RSABI and ensure its vital work continues.”