Future of Scottish radio to be debated

THE future of Scottish radio is being debated at an event featuring, among its speakers, the head of BBC Radio Scotland and well-known broadcaster, Lesley Riddoch.

The event – on Thursday – is being organised by broadcasting regulators, Ofcom.

Attending is BBC Radio Scotland boss, Jeff Zycinski, and Peter Davies, director of radio policy and broadcast licensing at Ofcom.

Up for discussion will be the challenges for radio stations moving from analogue to digital and whether there should be a rival station to BBC Radio Scotland.

It is being held in Glasgow and could not be taking place at a more opportune moment. On Tuesday, Lord Carter – the minister for telecommunications, technology and broadcasting at Westminster – is expected to unveil his final recommendations regarding ‘digital Britain’.

Riddoch will be interviewing Tony Meehan of the 1960’s pirate radio station, Radio Scotland.