In this month’s edition we find out about a technology service for visually impaired people in Glasgow. We say happy birthday to the Stoutest Man in the Forty Twa as well as the Scottish Band Association that celebrates 125 years. Plus there’s the latest news on electric cars and buses, and we delve into the archive for a special chicken recipe from Margaret Jamieson. Listen to the episode using our player and also enjoy the individual episode features further down this page.
Grapevine – with Margaret Cowie and Brian West.
What’s On – with Ken Lindsay.
Fraser Fleming – Fraser recently received an award for his work developing a service providing IT help and advice for the visually impaired. Triple Tap Tech (TTT) Margaret went along to find out more about his service.
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Andrew Miller’s Garden Party – We were sorry to hear of the recent death of Andrew Miller from Colchester. Andrew was an active member in his local talking newspaper and for a time, a member of the committee of the National Talking Newspaper Association. Originally from Paisley he was a regular contributor, along with his partner Marjory, to Playback. This is one of his programmes about a visit to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
The Stoutest man in the Forty Twa – Music from Harry Linn, Robin Hall & Jimmie McGregor who celebrates his 90th Birthday this month. John Cavanaugh explains details of the song The Stoutest man in the Forty Twa.
125 years of Scottish Brass Band Association – This month on 7/8 March the 125th Scottish Brass Band Championships take place in Perth Concert Hall. Also The Kirkintilloch Band celebrates 130 years and Peter Fraser celebrates 70 years when he first joined The Kirkintilloch Band at the age of 12. John spoke to Peter about his involvement, also about the history of Brass Bands in Scotland.
Recipe from Margaret Jamieson – Always a popular item on previous magazines was a recipe spot. From our archive Margaret Jamieson gives some Chicken Recipies.
Electric Buses and Cars – Margaret & Brian recently took a trip in one of the new Electric Buses. They were then was joined by Margaret’s Brother in law Brian Lowe, to test a new Renault Zoe electric Car.