Congratulations to Grow Radio who have been nominated in Scots Project o the Year in the Scots Language Awards 2020. Vote now!
We asked Frieda Morrison of Grow Radio the following questions.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
GROW RADIO – A Scots Radio Project.
During this time o unprecedented social an economic change, access tae an improved understanding aboot the importance o nature has niver been mair important.
‘Grow Radio’ emerged at ess time as a response tae meet that need – it’s aim being tae support individuals an communities as they soucht an found solace in nature – especially within gardens, urban green space and designed landscapes. For many, this wis at a new an deeper level – an for the first time.
The programme is produced and directed by Frieda Morrison – supported bi – an enhanced bi – the Heed Gairdener, David Mitchel, a past Curator at the Edinburgh Botanic Gairdens an Chair o the Open Gardens Scheme. The ‘on air’ team is complimented bi oor Soon Sorter, Richie Werner at B&B Studio Edinburgh – a keen gairdener and father o two small daughters faa are the gairden buds – an oor Programme Manager – fae the Broch, Andrew Davidson. Each member of the team contributes tae the programme content in Scots which prompted supporter, George T Watt fae the Scots Leid Society, to describe the programme as ‘A gairdenin programme like nae ither’
Reviewing the social media feed back aroon this evolving venture, it is clear that ‘Grow Radio’ has played a valuable and appreciated role during the pandemic. Providing practical advice, cultural enrichment as weel as much needed reassurance to a broad audience baith auld and young.
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
As Director o Grow Radio a Scots Radio Project, all of the Grow Radio Team were born an brocht up spikkin Scots. I ken I spik on behalf of the team faan I say we are prood tae celebrate the Scots Leid – bi jist spikkin it.
Ony particlar career heighlichts?
Scots Radio has been nominated four times for an ‘Excellence Award’ at the International Celtic Festival. We were competing wi the big companies like BBC and RTE.
Wi were delighted tae be awarded the ‘Scots Project of the Year’ at the 2019 Scots Language Awards and Director Frieda Morrison was voted ‘Scots Spikker o the Year’ at the same event.
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
On behalf of the Scots Radio Team – wi are in the midst o the Doric Film Festival 2021 applications an the team are also helping wi the second roon o the Doric Board ‘New Year Awards’. Scots Radio continues to celebrate the Scots Leid with the monthly audio broadcast – because o Covid, oor plans for video content have had to be adjusted, but we are now in almost full development mode. An of course – we are already plannin for oor Special Christmas an New Year programmes – they will be special.
The Scots Language Awards 2020 will be online at www.scotslanguageawards.com. We will have a mixture of events on the 23rd / 24th October. Performing at the Award on Saturday 24th September will be Gerda Stevenson, Gary Robertson, Shona Donaldson and Jim Malcolm.
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