Training in radio production skills is to be at the core of a new broadcasting tuition centre opening in Glasgow.
The Bishopbriggs Media Centre is to offer courses for beginners and experienced professionals alike.
The service will be hosted by radio personalities, Brian Woolfson, of Real Radio Scotland, and Liam McCann of West FM.
McCann allmediascotland.com: “We’ve had a lot of guys who are avid radio listeners who wanted to get into radio, but never got into college or university.”
He added that the centre is not about trying to compete with such colleges or universities, more about providing an opportunity for people to get to know more about radio, particularly if they have never before been in a studio.
He also praised the work of other organisations trying to do similar things. He said: “What I’m really encouraged by is the launch of community radio and the success it has had.”
Speaking to radio industry website, Radio Today, Alastair McPhee – founder and managing director of the charity Cue and Review – Print Speaking to the Blind, which is owned by Bishopbriggs Media Centre – is quoted, saying: “For 30 years we have worked with young unemployed people.
“This change of strategy now recognises the high quality studios that we can offer to the Scottish media community.
“I am delighted that new radio trainees and professionals alike will benefit from this recent investment”.
The Bishopbriggs Media Centre will be holding an open day, on the second of next month, from 11am to 1pm. Details can be found here.