Rank #1: Episode 57
Welcome to Scots Radio. In this year o ‘Indigenous Languages’ as decreed by UNESCO, we enjoy the rich tapestry o voices an tunes at the 25th Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow . In this episode we get reaction tae the feedback on the Governments proposed Culture Strategy. Musician Adam Sutherland taks us intae the stores and music that ‘Boots Could Tell’ in Braemar as part o the Braemar Mountain Festival. An we jine the bairns an teachers at the Belmont Cinema in Aiberdeen, tae enjoy the stories wi ‘Scots Language through Film’ fae ‘Into Film an Education Scotland.
Rank #2: Episode 55
Wiv reached oor 5th Birthday – an wiv a special Christmas edition – wi guests. Fit an eese. Oor new lads, Alistair Heather an Josh Bircham jine us in the studio tae spik aboot the life an legacy o Aiberdeen writer an poet, Nan Shepherd fa wrote extensively aboot the Cairngorm Mountains. An wi enjoy her words and work wi Professor Ali Lumsden an Dr Helen Lynch fae Aiberdeen University. Josh has made a bonnie film o the mountains wi spoken extracts fae Nan’s book ‘The Living Mountain’. Hae a look on oor Webpage video section. Fred Gordon has some affa important warnins tae say aboot safety in the Mountains – especially at ess time o year. An wir still in the mountains wi author Alec Finlay spikkin aboot his new book ‘Gaithering’ aboot the hills and mountains aroon Braemar. Gathering was commissioned by Hauser & Wirth, for the Fife Arms Hotel, Braemar; the project was launched in 2015 and concluded in 2018. Hae a Festive Christmas an keep warm.
Rank #3: Episode 2 SE
The Armistice Centenary – Lest We Forget. In the immediate years efter WW1, historian an traditional singer, Jock Duncan, recorded conversations wi local men fa hdd returned tae their homeland fae the battle trenches. In this conversation, Jock spiks wi Bert Gow fae New Deer. This is posted with kind permission from Jock Duncan, and It is an honour tae be able to present this recording on Scots Radio – the content contains some disturbing descriptions.
Rank #4: Episode 54
An ess is us again – it disna seem that lang ago faan we wir here daein the last episode. Bit that’s jist fit happens – yir nae seener gaan aye wye – that ye meet yirsel coming back fae the time afore. In Episode 54 o Scots Radio wir rummelin aboot in books – them that’s recently published, jist aboot ready and oot a lang time ago. Rosemary Ward fae the Scottish Book Trust tells us fit’s happenin in Book Wik Scotland – Andrew Barr is delving through the Declaration o Arbroath, Sheena Blackhall reads fae her Doric translation o Jean Ayre, an Amanda Edmiston escorts us into the recipe pages o the ‘Scots Kitchen’ an the life o author an folklorist F. Marian McNeill. A this an music tee. Fit an eese.
Rank #5: Episode 53
Scots Radio Episode 53 jist disna hing aboot. Wir at the Dundee Rep for the first performance o ‘The Yellow on the Broom’ – fae the novel by Betsy Whyte. We hear fit the new Scots Scriever, Dr Michael Dempster his planned for the future. Storyteller Jackie Ross tells us aboot her new project for bairns and we’re up at Banff Academy hearing aboot the new ‘Bairns Charter’. An wiv got bonnie music as weel a throw the programme – bonnie fowk tae present it is harder tae get. Bit we try. Enjoy the journey.
Rank #6: Episode 52
It’s jist fan ye think it’s nae afore time – ye find ye canna pit aff time. That jist sums up this last few wiks – wiv been flat oot. An it gies us great pleasure tae tak ye aff tae the Tartan Heart Festival at Belladrum tae spik tae the past Scots Screiver, an the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe wi ‘Aye, Elvis’ an Joyce Falcoer, an a preview o the Findhorn Bay Festival wi Kresanna Aigner. Bit enjoy yirsel fan ye can – ye hiv tae knuckle doon an read the Draft Cultural Strategy Document fae the Scottish Government. Dinna worry, Donald Smith taaks us through the pages. Jine us in Episode 52 o Scots Radio. Dinna pit aff time.
Rank #7: Episode 51
SCOTS RADIO is oot an gaan aboot again. In episode 51 wir nae gaan far fae the sea – trying tae get a cool summer breeze comin aff the waves, tae survive this het wither. In this programme we celebrate awards an special ivints bit maist o a we celebrate community in a it’s shapes and sizes. The community up at Aberdour Bay in Morayshire are honourin the memory o local heroine Jane Whyte – the Fishing Heritage Centre in Buckie are celebratin gettin a new Residency Award – an retired skipper Eric Smith taaks us back on board the herrin boats. The Starbank Community Gairden near Newhavin are celebratin a UK Award an the International Storytelling Festivial is gearin up tae hae abidy growin stories in gairdens. Fit an eese. Jine us.
Rank #8: Episode 50
Aye, wiv reached Episode 50 o Scots Radio – an wir still spikkin an celebratin wi abidy. Wir in Fife celebrating the memory o Cardenden Poet Joe Corrie, and the Launch o Wullie Hershaw’s new book ‘The Sair Road’. Wiv news o a big fiddle Festival an mair wi NAFCO – in Aiberdeen an Aiberdeenshire – an I’m in the fiddle maakers workshop. We feenish in among the Procession in Edinburgh tae celebrate weemin getting the vote a 100 years ago. It’s a bumper edition. Jine us an enjoy.
Rank #9: Episode 49
We jist dinna hing aboot. We weave oor wye doon tae Llanelli in sooth Wales, for the Celtic Media Festival – an get the opportunity tae spik tae the BBC Director o Nations an Regions, Ken MacQuarrie, aboot the new Scottish Channel. An hear foo Ulster Scots is maakin waves in Northern Ireland. Jean Cameron tells us aboot the historic mass procession in Edinburgh, tae celebrate the centenary o wimin getting the vote.It’s a full programme wi great music as weel – we jine the Tannahill Weavers tae celebrate their 50th anniversary – an the launch o their new Album ‘Orach’. Sit back an enjoy.
Rank #10: Episode 2 SE
Wimen an lassies across the UK are being invited tae gaither in the streets on the four capital cities on the 10th June – tae tak pairt in a mass procession, to mark the centenary of the Representation o the People Act – that gave the first British wimen the richt tae vote. Tae fin oot mair aboot ‘Processions’, Frieda Morrison met up wi the Scottish Co-ordinator, Jean Cameron – ootside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.