PRESS RELEASE:  An online Radio programme, that celebrates the Scots language, has been nominated for a top international award alongside some of the worlds biggest Radio Stations.

‘Scots Radio’ is produced by well known broadcaster and singer Frieda Morrison and features Scots ‘fae Shetland tae the Borders and athin in atween’. The programme , launched on the internet two years ago, attracts thousands of listeners throughout the world with its special blend of information, interviews and music.  The monthly podcast has been nominated in the ‘magazine category’ and is competing against programmes from BBC Alba and BBC Scotland as well as BBC Ireland and Wales, for the Festival’s ‘Torc’ Award for Excellence.

Frieda Morrison, who hails from Deeside, Aberdeenshire, sees the nomination as an important step in the promotion of the Scots Language.

“I’m just thrilled and honoured that Scots Radio has been nominated for an award in such a prestigious festival and I would like to thank all the contributors and listeners for their support. It’s a big class of entries and we’ll be competing with the biggest broadcasting companies in the land – but we are proud of our programmes and we travel in hope,” she said

The hour long podcast receives funding from Creative Scotland and before it developed its own website, was hosted by the Scots Language Centre.

Frieda is joined on the programme throughout the year, by folklorist and musician, Steve Byrne and the programme is recorded in Edinburgh by Richard Werner at B&B Studios.

Celtic Media Festival director, Catriona Logan said: “The record breaking entries were whittled down by our dedicated national juries who, in all watched and listened to over 370 hours of top quality submissions

“We’re looking forward getting to work with the Celtic Media Festival international jury for the difficult task of choosing the winners.”

The winners will be revealed at the Festival in Dunvargan, Co. Waterford, Ireland, on the 22nd of April.

For more information about Scots Radio, and the programmmes, please contact us.

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