Welcome to Grow Radio

Calling aa gairden lovers an wid be gairdeners. Whither yir a green fingered grower or a beginner wi a puckle seeds an patch o earth or a bucket, Scots Radio wants tae hear fae ye!

In this monthly programme, to answer your horticultural conundrums, David Mitchell, Deputy Chair of the National Trust for Scotland and past Chair of Scotland’s Garden Scheme will join Frieda Morrison. David is on hand to offer help and advice for those who want to to reconnect with the land and cultivate and care for the flora on their doorsteps.

So, if your carrots are growing upside doon, flowers are nae blooming as they should or you’re feart to trim back that muckle hedge ootside the windae, get in touch with your questions by emailing info@growradio.com or hit the record button doon below, start spikkin an yir message will mak it’s wey directly tae us! Mine tae say fa ye are an far yir fae!

David Mitchell’s gairden:

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The Downing o the Willow Trees

The Downing o the Willow Trees

In oor sister programme’s gairden several auld willow trees fell under the weight o the huge amount o sna which fell earlier this month…

David Mitchell

David Mitchell

The bits ye need tae ken

With 40 years of horticultural experience, which began at Threave and Inverewe, David progressed to become a Curator at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 

He is also Director & Curator of Muddy Feet Consultants, his own environmental education company that specialises in landscape assessment, project development, horticulture, interpretation and exhibitions. Throughout his career he has advised many private clients, plus public and charitable organisations including the National Archives of Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Royal Collections Trust, the National Trust for Scotland and the Royal Zoological Society for Scotland. David has extensive broadcasting experience in television and radio with the BBC, STV and Channel Four, augmented by global involvement as an expedition lecturer for Noble Caledonia, the National Trust for Scotland and the American Ivy League Universities of Harvard, Dartmouth and Brown. He is the Deputy Chair of the National Trust for Scotland. 

Frieda Morrison

Frieda Morrison

Bits ye micht ken already

With over thirty years in broadcasting wi BBC Scotland, Frieda was invited by the Scots Language Centre, and Creative Scotland, to set up Scots Radio. Since it’s inauguration in 2013, Scots Radio has gone on to develop a unique brand in Broadcasting – it remains the only programme broadcasting in Scots in Scotland. Over the last eight years this online radio programme has developed it’ own identity and video content – and has branched out into Scots Radio Projects including the recent award winning Doric Film Festival. Scots Radio is supported by the Scottish Government.

Scots Radio has been nominated for five awards of excellence in the International Celtic Media Festival and Frieda was honoured to receive the ‘Scots Spikker’ of the year award 2019, at the Scots Language Awards at the Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow.

And now it gives us great pleasure to invite you to join us in our new adventure – our new gardening programme.  Ladies and gentlemen…gairdeners aa – stand by yir buckets – Welcome tae ‘Grow Radio’.

Claire Paterson - Resident Cook

Claire grew up in Lanarkshire and moved to Lochaber in 2008. As the cook in the big hoose, she caters for parties of up to 20 people at a time, making good use of the vegetables, herbs and fruit grown by the estate gardener on site. Outwith the estate, other local produce is sourced from the hardy band of local producers who are growing all kinds of wonderful things in the wettest place in Scotland. Claire previously worked at Berry Scotland – a project organised by berry growers and nutritionists with the aim of improving the health and fruit consumption in berry growing areas of Scotland – and was a regular contributor to the Beechgrove Potting Shed with a range of seasonal recipes.