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BBC Radio Scotland highlights - April 2011

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Karen Miller Karen Miller | 00:01 UK time, Friday, 23 December 2011

April was the month of the Royal Wedding but more importantly Scotland's all too brief summer!

For BBC Radio Scotland April saw part one of the Take On The Day radio campaign where we showcased our weekday morning schedule - Good Morning Scotland, Call Kaye, MacAulay and Co and John Beattie. We recorded short films with Gary Robertson, Kaye Adams, Fred MacAulay and John Beattie, in locations which meant something to them - for example John chose a guitar shop whilst Fred went for a tennis court.

Take on the Day - John Beattie, Gary Robertson, Fred MacAulay and Kaye Adams

The new Sunday Morning with... programme began, replacing the Greetings Programme. Cathy Macdonald was at the helm during April and spoke to Sheila Stewart, the last in the line of the Stewarts of Blair, a family of travellers; head of Christian Aid, Kathy Galloway and George Patterson who has spent his life committed to the Tibetan cause and was recently honoured by the Dalai Llama...

Shereen's guests in April included comedian Janey Godley and Marc Abrahams the founder of the Ig Nobel Prize. Whilst Ricky Ross met yet more country/soul/americana legends: Mavis Staples, Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin.

Ricky Ross with Mavis Staples

Ricky Ross with Mavis Staples

Elsewhere Theresa Talbot and the Beechgrove Potting Shed team were enjoying the unseasonably warm weather whilst Derek Bateman was looking forward to the May Scottish Election, Sally Magnusson was investigating the secret science of pee and finally Graeme Virtue was walking with zombies!


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