Malcolm Finlayson

Jan 242017

RNA has organised a Pub Quiz to be held on Friday 3 February at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start in the Arbroath Bowling Club premises situated at the top of Dishlandtown Street, in Arbroath.

£10.00 for a team of four.

A raffle will be held.

Come and join in the fun, and meet the presenters, and those who work behind the scenes.

Enquiries and to book, please phone Brenda on 01674 820352 or 07815 464288.

Dec 142016
  1. A commercial radio station that commenced as a hospital radio service broadcasting three and a half hours per day, seven days per week at commencement (1979)
  2. First hospital radio station to devise the mobile control desk method of entertaining elderly patients in wards and dayrooms (1984)
  3. Only hospital radio service operating three radio stations (1985)
  4. Only commercial radio to have two members awarded the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate of Commendation (1992)
  5. First Scottish, and second British, hospital radio service to be licensed for FM transmissions (1996)
  6. A hospital radio station broadcasting from five sites (1998), commercial radio from six sites (2014)
  7. Only hospital radio service to be licensed to transfer to a commercial radio status (1998)
  8. One of two commercial radio stations to operate entirely on a voluntary basis (1998)
  9. Voluntary commercial radio station broadcasting programming 16 hours per day (1998)
  10. Station with the lowest advertising rates in British commercial radio (1998)
  11. Highest level of religious programming in commercial radio (1998)
  12. Highest level of health promotion in commercial radio (1998)
  13. Only commercial radio station to allocate programming 2 hours per day, Monday to Friday, to senior school pupils (1998)
  14. Varying from 45 to 54, highest number of presenters in commercial radio (1998)
  15. Eight programmes per day, Sunday to Friday, six on Saturdays (1998)
  16. Wide ranging variety of programming catering for all age groups (1998)
  17. A voluntary commercial radio with regional digital transmissions (2000)
  18. First commercial radio station to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (2007)
  19. First commercial radio station to have a member awarded the BEM for voluntary service (2012)
  20. Commercial radio station operating seven transmitters, with five radio licences (2014)
Dec 142016

Radio North Angus has an array of PA equipment that is used to provide entertainment at a variety of venues ranging for sports stadia to private parties.

We can provide this at very reasonable rates, well below the usual commercial radio and disco DJ charges, as this is regarded supplementary to our main source of income derived from advertising.

If you are looking for music/commentary, please contact us at

We can travel to a wide geographical area.

Active Schools Sports Relief 20 March
Arbirlot PTA Quiz Night 22 April
Lathallan Rugby 7s Tournament 23 April
Montrose Triathlon 5 June
Lord Lieutenant Queen’s Birthday Celebration 11/12 June
Montrose Active Schools Olympics 21 June
Webster’s High Careers Event 23 June
Arbirlot Community Trust Barbeque 25 June
Verdant Works, Dundee, Somme Commemoration Event 2 July
Edzell Gala Day 6 August
St Andrew’s Church Malawi 70s Fund Raising Disco 9 September
Lathallan Highland Games 17 September
Arbroath PAMIS Event 25 September
Arbroath Christmas Lights Switch 2 December
Feb 092015

Radio North Angus has an array of PA equipment that is used to provide entertainment at a variety of venues ranging for sports stadia to private parties.

We can provide this at very reasonable rates, well below the usual commercial charges, as this is regarded supplementary to our main source of income derived from advertising.

If you are looking for music/commentary, please contact us at

We can travel to a wide geographical area.

Events supported in 2014 were:

  • Sports Relief; Monifieth High School
  • Rugby Sevens; Lathallan School, Johnshaven
  • Glebe Park (Brechin FC Ground), Brechin; Fund Raiser for Royal Sick Childrens’ Hospital, Edinburgh
  • Dundee and Angus College Family Fun Day; Arbroath
  • Carnoustie High School Commonwealth Games
  • Montrose Primary Schools Commonwealth Games
  • Brechin Gala Day
  • Brechin Primary Schools Commonwealth Games
  • Arbroath Academy Health Promotion Event
  • Montrose Academy Commonwealth Games
  • Edzell Gala Day
  • Angus Council World War One Commemorative Ceremony, Forfar
  • Brechin Cricket Club Gala Day
  • East and Old Church Forfar Fund Raising Auction
  • Arbroath High School Mobile Phone Marketing Competition
  • Lathallan School, Johnshaven, Highland Games
  • Bravo Brechin Cartie Race
  • Brechin Christmas Lights Switch-On Ceremony
Dec 192014

RNA is licensed to cover Arbroath and Carnoustie and surrounding areas on FM.

However, we have experienced difficulty over the years in fulfilling the remit to include Carnoustie owing to the topography of the area.
In effect, the signal has been carrying over, rather than into, Carnoustie due to the majority of the town being situated below the 50ft raised beach.
We have sought permission from Ofcom, the radio regulator, to situate a relay transmitter within, or in proximity to, the town in order to overcome this problem.
Consideration of such applications, however, has been suspended owing to Ofcom being obliged to afford priority digital and community radio applications.

However, I am delighted to advise that permission has been granted, and, accordingly, transmissions have commenced on 107.5FM to Carnoustie and surrounding area. Early indications of reception are positive, with the potential of adding 12,000 listeners, in Carnoustie alone, to our current audience

This is the most significant development for Radio North Angus in several years.

The Board of Directors is grateful for the patience of Carnoustie residents. Also to Angus Council, and, in particular, to Mr Fraser Booth, Head Teacher, Carnoustie High School, for providing the transmission accommodation.

Nov 292014

Radio North Angus is again to provide music and commentary at the Brechin Christmas Lights Switch-On taking place in the High Street at 4.00pm on Saturday 29 November.

This is part of the “Christmas in the City” series of events organised by Bravo Brechin.

The Saturday programme involves various stalls, demonstrations, and refreshments accessible in the Town Hall, Gardner Memorial Church, and in the locus of the High Street.

Santa’s Grotto will be within the Town House Museum.

Entertainment shall be provided by the Brechin Brass Band, Pipe Band, Churches Together, High School, Maisondieu Primary, Panto Group, The Ground We Tread Music Group, and Brechin singer, Lori-Jane Ferries.

The switch-on shall be conducted by Chris Harvey, STV Newscaster.

Sep 222014

Radio North Angus shall, as usual, be providing the commentary and PA system at the 2014 Lathallan Highland Games to be held this Saturday, 27 September, between 2.00 and 5.00 pm.

Hundreds of pupils from local primary schools, and their families and friends, are welcome to enjoy an afternoon of fun and competitions at Lathallan School, near to Johnshaven. The event has been growing over the 11 years and promises to be a great day out for all the family.

Craig Munro from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers will open the event.

Pupils from Albyn, Bervie, Catterline, Johnshaven and Lathallan Schools will all compete. Events include Piping and Drumming Competitions (from 1pm), tug of war, tossing the caber, woodland dash and fun dog show.

There will be a bar, BBQ, tuck shop, teas and coffees with sumptuous Lathallan home bakes, stalls, face painting, and a raffle with fantastic prizes. Stalls include Woodhouse Wines, Usbourne Books, Cherubs Jewellery, Cakes by Grace, Sandra Solas, and Rugby Plus.

Admission to the event is free.

Aug 192014

RNA is holding a quiz night in the Arbroath Bowling Club premises, at the top of Dishlandtown Street, Arbroath, on Friday 12 September 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

The charge is £10.00 for a table of four, and a raffle will be held, with the proceeds assisting to meet the running costs of our service.

The event is open to the public, and a warm welcome will be extended to all participants.

There will be an opportunity to meet the RNA presenters.

Jun 182014

Come along and meet us at the Brechin Commonwealth Games event, being organised for Brechin Primary Schools, at Guthrie Park, between 10.00am and 2.30pm, on Monday 16 June.

Brechin Buccaneers Cricket Club, Brechin Juniors Cricket Club, Brechin Youths Football Club, Brechin Golf Club, and Parkview Bowling Club will be present to enhance this local sporting event.

Jun 112014

Our grateful thanks to Arbroath Academy for nominating Radio North Angus Ltd for the Angus Council Partners in Learning Award, which we received at a ceremony held in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel yesterday afternoon.

We very much appreciate this honour, and it has been our pleasure to work with pupils from Angus secondary schools since 1996.

The pupils have made a positive contribution to our service over many years, some of whom have have followed successful careers in broadcasting and other media.