Feb 062014

Cover of Invasion - Saltire ComicEarlier this week Andy Forrest spoke to John Ferguson, creator of Saltire: Scotland’s First Superhero.

John spoke passionately about the ideas behind his creation, his love of Scottish history and his disappointment that more of our mythology isn’t known to so many people. He gave a frank account of his hopes and ambitions for Saltire and a little background on how this towering blue, red headed Scotsman came to be.

If you missed it the first time, here is your opportunity to listen again!

John Ferguson Talks To AF About Saltire by Radio Saltire on Mixcloud

The interview was recorded during Brunch with Andy Forrest on Wednesday 5th Feb 2014.

Click through to the original article for more!

Feb 042014

Cover of Invasion - Saltire ComicJohn Ferguson – Creator of Scotland’s first superhero joins Andy Forrest for Brunch on Wednesday 4th.

Saltire Invasion

The first in a series of comic books centring round Scotland’s first superhero. The dark and gritty world of the main character is a pseudo-history of the country and its mythology. Set entirely in the landscape of Scotland during pivotal moments from the past, the novel will be familiar to those who enjoy the rich legends and traditions of Scotland.

Creator John Ferguson said,

I really believe that Saltire will grow in Scotland to rival the wonderful superhero franchises from across the Atlantic. The reaction from the public and professionals within the comic book genre has been fantastic so far and to get the opportunity to introduce the finished book at the Literary Festival was tremendous.

Describing his creation Ferguson continues

Saltire is an immortal being created thousands of years ago to protect Scotland and its people. He’s big, he’s blue and he’s ginger. He has Scottish values but he’s a traditional comic book superhero with a variety of super villains to contend with as the story progresses, a Scottish competitor to Batman and Spiderman if you like.

The book tells the story of the legendary Ninth Legion and its attempts to expand the Roman Empire to the north, to the land of Saltire.

Andy Forrest will be talking to John Ferguson about his creation during Brunch tomorrow from 10am. In the meantime, find out more at:

If you missed this interview, it’s now available in our Replay Section.

Brunch 2014

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Jan 052014

Andrew ForestAndy’s Ready For 2014!

On the first Brunch of 2014, Andy Forrest will  have all the gossip from this weekend’s Dancing on Ice added to his usual Monday Features:

  • A Brand New Top Ten @10
  • Mindbender Questions
  • The Lyrical Challenge at 12.30pm

AND hit music from the 80’s, 90’s and the current chart.

So go on, join him from 10am Monday for his first show of the year!