Deeside broadcaster on award shortlist

The programme is produced and presented by Deeside broadcaster Frieda Morrison
The programme is produced and presented by Deeside broadcaster Frieda Morrison

Scots Radio has received a nomination in the prestigious Celtic Media Awards.

The online programme is produced and presented by Deeside broadcaster Frieda Morrison.

It stands out in modern media schedules as it is presented in the Scots language, and celebrates Scots life, history and culture.

The programme features Scots ‘fae Shetland tae the Borders and athin in atween’.

Launched on the internet four years ago, it now attracts thousands of listeners worldwide with its special blend of information, interviews and music.

The monthly broadcast is recorded in Edinburgh at B&B Studios by Richard Werner. The duo are delighted to receive a hat-trick of nominations, promoting the Scots language in the media for three consecutive years.

Frieda said: “It gees us great pleasure tae announce that Scots Radio has been nominated for this prestigious award in the Celtic Media Festival.

“We have been judged by a Scottish jury and an International jury - noo through to the finals. On behalf o the Scots Radio team, thank-you tae oor listeners and contributors for their support.”

Other talent that contributes to the show includes journalist Alistair Heather, Shetland broadcaster Mary Blance, journalist and IT manager Josh Bircham, writer and poet Tracy Harvey from Ayrshire, broadcaster and writer David Mitchell, folklorist Steve Byrne, and rural journalist and broadcaster Nancy Nicolson.

According to the last census in Scotland, there are around 1.5 million Scots speakers in Scotland, and Scots Radio caters directly for this audience.

Recent programmes have highlighted a Doric production of the Messiah, Bothy Ballad competitions and culture, Burns’ political poetry, and the Doric Gruffalo for youngsters.

The winners are set to be revealed at the 39th Celtic Media Festival in May.