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Apr 222015

Katie G is stepping into the studio for a Take That Special tomorrow night (Thursday) between 6 and 8pm.

Take That

This is a rare treat for Radio Saltire listeners. Katie doesn’t often stray from her usual Sunday afternoon, so show her your support and get involved with the show.

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Apr 152015

Ideal Flooring TranentVolunteers have been hard at work refurbishing our new studios at Civic Square Tranent, so they were delighted when Ideal Flooring Solutions in Musselburgh came to lay some new carpet tiles for us.

The new “Number 1 Studio” at Radio Saltire is due for completion in the near future and the decorators will be in soon to spruce up our reception area. Lots of pictures to come!!

As always, Radio Saltire want to thank all our members, friends and supporters for all the work they put in to the station. We couldn’t do it without you!

Apr 082015

NottNott AM into the PM is a special edition of AM into PM recorded on Sunday 5th April 2015.

The Nott Family from Gold Coast Australia became friends with Radio Saltire’s Andy Morris when he was presenting his breakfast programme Wake Up With Mo on East Lothian FM. They’ve stayed in touch ever since so when they asked if they could visit the studio on their visit to the UK, we just couldn’t say no!

If you missed the chance to hear this unannounced special live, sit back and enjoy it now 😉

Nott AM into the PM by Radio Saltire on Mixcloud

Apr 042015

Saltire Executive Travel LogoNeil from Saltire Executive Travel will be joining David Caldwell on Radio Saltire’s Brunch show this Easter Holiday Monday for a discussion about holiday travel and organisation.

Neil’s business specialises in Golf and Sporting Trips, City Breaks, Florida and other Far and Away Places. He’ll be in the studio to tell us all about himself and his business as well as details about the most popular European and Worldwide destinations for this summer.

Hopefully, he’s also have time to answer a few questions, so why not get in touch if you’d like to ask him something about your upcoming plans?

Send an email to the studio now on studio@radiosaltire.org or use our Facebook page or SMS number (07507 33 22 44) during the show.

Neil is due in the studio around 11am Monday 6th April.

Mar 312015

Police ScotlandPolice in East Lothian are appealing for information following an indecent exposure in Port Seton on Sunday.

The incident happened around 6 pm on Links Road near to the Haven Holiday Park at Seton Sands when a man in a parked car opened his door and exposed himself.

The man is described as white, tall and balding. The car was red, possibly an Audi.

Police Inspector Alan Hogarth said:

This behaviour is completely unacceptable and we intend to pursue all possible lines of enquiry to find the suspect.

This incident was very distressing for the people who witnessed it and we’re looking to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, or who knows the suspect, to come forward.

Anyone with information can contact us on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Mar 312015

Centrepiece ChoirA dementia friendly choir in North Berwick has been given a funding boost of £5,000.

Centrepiece Choir, which is part of North Berwick Day Care Association, was started two years ago by people with dementia and their friends who wanted to sing and perform, with money from a local Trust fund.

The choir have already performed a programme of successful events, and practice weekly in the local church hall under the direction of gifted choir master Andrew Brown. The choir themselves decide what they would like to sing, and where they would like to go to perform, and are supported by community volunteers who organise the music, venues, transport and outfits.

The funding will allow this community of interest to continue to come together, to meet in a familiar group with like-minded people who enjoy singing and performing in a dementia friendly space, and entertain their local community.

Funding has come from the Life Changes Trust, an independent charity set up with a Big Lottery Fund endowment of £50 million to improve the lives of two key groups in Scotland: people affected by dementia and care experienced young people. The Trust will be investing £3million in 14 different dementia friendly communities over the next three years.

Valerie MacAdam, one of the choir organisers and a member herself, said,

This funding is very important to our choir. Activities like singing help people rediscover old skills, build confidence and have fun. Over the years, many people in the choir have had dementia but they really enjoy singing because, for them, the memory of singing has stayed long after everything else goes. Our choir will continue to build on the positive outcomes that the power of music, and being part of a community can bring to people with dementia.’
Elma Danks, Chair of the North Berwick Day Centre Management Committee and also a choir member said, ‘It gives them huge pleasure and you can see such a positive change in their appearance each time you meet them and they have sung. They really enjoy entertaining others because they feel they are still able to give back, they are contributing, and taking part.

Anna Buchanan, Director of the Life Changes Trust dementia programme said

Many people living with dementia stop taking part in activities that may have given them great pleasure in the past, or which allowed them to mix with their peers. Initiatives like these bring people together in a dementia friendly community of interest where they have opportunities to be part of something that is meaningful to them. This is a self-directed group who make decisions about what they do and how they do it. This funding will support them to continue to be empowered to do the things they love and make decisions about their own activities.

In Scotland:

  • It is estimated that around 90,000 people have dementia
  • The number of people with dementia in Scotland is increasing, because the population is getting older. Based on current dementia prevalence rates, the number of people with dementia in Scotland is projected to double by 2038*.
  • Much of that financial burden falls on family carers and friends, who may also experience social isolation, exhaustion and health problems associated with the demands of caring.
  • Dementia costs the country more than cancer, heart disease and stroke put together.

The Life Changes Trust is committed to funding and supporting the development of Dementia Friendly Communities across Scotland and to supporting transformational improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of people affected by dementia – both those who have dementia and those who care for them.

Find out more at www.lifechangestrust.org.uk.