May 222015
 
 May 22, 2015

nic sturgeon and david mundell100 years ago today, a troop train and two passenger trains collided at Quintinshill, near Gretna Green early in the morning, resulting in the loss of at least 228 lives and hundreds injured. It remains to this day Britain’s worst rail disaster, yet is relatively unknown. Today however, the disaster was rememberd by hundreds of people – locals, service personnel, relatives and senior dignitaries.

Scottish First Minster, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Scottish Secretary, David Mundell MP, Constituency MSP Elaine Murray MSP and D&G Councill Leader, Ronnie Nicholson represented national and local government. Princess Anne, the Princess Royal represented the Queen. Wreaths were laid and ceremonies were held at the Gretna Green Blacksmiths Vistor Centre, Stormont Hall, Gretna Parish Church, the War Momorial and the Quintishill Disaster site.

Mark Smith was there for Alive107.3fm and met up with John Edward, who brought together some 150 relatives of those involved in the disaster, some of whom travelled huge distances to be there today. John is himself grandson of one of the victims of that fateful day:


May 192015
 
 May 19, 2015
Queens of the South FC

For his last Alive 107.3fm interview of the season, Queen of the South FC manager, James Fowler chatted with Stig Nordkil this afternoon, in the aftermath of a so-close-yet-so-far promotion play-off against Rangers. The aggregate score for the two legged tie left Queens a goal short at 3:2 to Rangers.


May 132015
 
 May 13, 2015
Cammy Bell

Stig Nordkil’s interview recorded earlier today, with Ranger’s goalkeeper, Cammy Bell. Cammy hails origingally from Annan and is proud of his local roots:


May 132015
 
 May 13, 2015
Queens of the South FC

Queen of the South FC faced Rangers in the first leg of the first stage of the promotion play-offs last Saturday evening, with a 1:2 result to Rangers. Stig Nordkil caught up with Queens manager, James Fowler, in advance of the second leg which is this Sunday, earlier today:


May 052015
 
 May 5, 2015
Queens of the South FC

Queen of the South FC have a guaranteed place in the promotion play-offs, with the first leg this Saturday evening, against Rangers. Stig Nordkil caught up with Queens manager, James Fowler, earlier today:


Apr 302015
 
 April 30, 2015
Queens of the South FC

Queen of the South FC’s 2:1 away win against Dumbarton on Saturday secured them a guaranteed place in the promotion play-offs. Stig Nordkil caught up with an up-beat James Fowler earlier today:


Apr 302015
 
 April 30, 2015

Nicola Sturgeon in MoffatWith just one week to go till polling day, Nicola Sturgeon made a flying visit to Moffat this afternoon. On an otherwise sunny day, the heavens opened and the crowds of SNP supporters were ushered into a local hotel, where the First Minister gave a speech. On a more sunny exit, national media were waiting. Mark Smith was there:


Apr 242015
 
 April 24, 2015

Election Debale listen againIf you missed the live local debate on the 23rd April, you can listen to the whole show here. The event was hosted by Lee Medd, before a live audience in Kings Coffee and Books, in Dumfries. The four main parties were represented as follows:

SNP: Richard Arkless
Labour: Russell Brown
Conservative: Finlay Carson
Liberal Democrat: Andrew Metcalf

Listen again here … and the debate continues: #alivedebate


Apr 212015
 
 April 21, 2015
Queens of the South FC

Queen of the South FC just missed the opportunity to firmly secure a playoff place last Saturday, with a 2:2 draw away to Alloa. They now look to nail the place this Saturday at home to Dumbarton at Palmerston. Stig Nordkil caught up with Quuens manager, James Fowler, earlier today:


Apr 152015
 
 April 15, 2015
Queens of the South FC

Another great win for Queen of the South FC last Sunday, with a 1:0 result at Palmerston, almost securing a fourth place play-off position. Stig Nordkil caught manager, James Fowler, earlier today to chat about that, and the important away game this weekend, against Alloa: