Gaelic festival radio station on song

A DEDICATED radio station, broadcasting the annual festival of Gaelic cuture, The Royal National Mod – which began at the weekend in Dunoon – is feeding local radio stations, such as that serving the Outer Hebrides, with content from broadcasts lasting 12 hours a day.

Radio Mod 2006 – on air on 87.7FM between 8am and 8pm during the course of the festival, which ends this weekend – is running in parallel with BBC Scotland’s traditional and extensive coverage of the festival.

And highlights from its 12 hours-a-day content are being picked up by other stations. Isles FM is one station benefitting from the service; another is Heartland FM, based in Perthshire.