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After this week's community news and weather report with Steven Drever, Ailsa Seatter catches up with fellow former Tuesday Night Singers - Liz Drever and Jan Stephenson. Tune in to hear some of the group's old recordings and fond memories of the singing group.Speakers: Steven Drever, Ailsa Seatter, Jan Stephenson, and Liz Drever.
Thinking of visiting Stronsay on the trip day 25th July? Not sure what to do, where to go, or what's open? Then listen in to this episode! Ailsa Seatter interviews guest speaker Iain Cooper from Stronsay so you know how to make the most of your visit. Speakers: Isobel Thompson, Ailsa Seatter, and Iain Cooper.
This week Wireless Westray host Ailsa Seatter is joined by guest speaker John Fordyce to speak about his 30 years part of the Westray community. Listen in for stories about teaching, knickers and gardening! This week's community news is brought to you by Gina Rendall. Speakers: Gina Rendall, Ailsa Seatter, and John Fordyce.
Heading out to Sanday on Sunday? Curious about what's open and what you can do in Sanday? Then this episode is for you. Wireless Westray's Isobel Thompson is joined by guest speaker, Sanday tour guide, Uta Clackson to give you some tops tips for visiting the island. Steven Drever also reads the latest community news. After recording we received word that the Sanday Heritage Centre will be open 9.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4.30pm this Sunday so make sure to stop by to visit their exhibitions on Natural History, Archaeology, WW1, Farming, and the sea. There are also temporary displays on Sanday Shipwrecks and the Scuttling of the German Fleet.Speakers: Isobel Thompson, Steven Drever, and Uta Clackson.
This week we have the final installment of our mini Westray Walkabout series with guest speakers Ross McIntyre and Shenagh Leiper as well as Wireless Westray host Ailsa Seatter. This weeks news is read by Isobel Thompson. Speakers: Isobel Thompson, Ailsa Seatter, Ross McIntyre, and Shenagh Leiper.
In Part 2 of Westray Walkabout; Ailsa Seatter and guest Ross McIntyre are back to discuss the part of the walk from Aikerness to Rapness as recorded by Ross' father Peter when we walked around the entire island in one day on Regatta Day 1967. Gina Rendall also shares the latest community news. See you again in two weeks' time for the final Westray Walkabout episode with another special guest. Speakers: Gina Rendall, Ailsa Seatter, and Ross McIntyre.
In Part 1 of 'Westray Walkabout' Ailsa Seatter welcomes back guest speaker Ross McIntyre to read and discuss his father's (Peter McIntyre) book 'Westray Walkabout'. The book centers on the regatta day in 1967 when Peter McIntyre walked all the way around Westray in one day, and in his own words records the sights and experiences along the route. This week covers the coastal walk from Mae Sands towards the Links. Gina Rendall also shares the latest community news. See you again in twa weeks time for part 2!Speakers: Gina Rendall, Ailsa Seatter, and Ross McIntyre.
This episode Ailsa welcomes guest speaker Ross McIntyre to speak about 'The Laird's Hut' and a peedie bit about the history of the family and the former Westside Estate. Isobel also reads the latest community news. Speakers: Isobel Thompson, Ailsa Seatter, Ross McIntyre
Ep 22 - Westray Poetry

Ep 22 - Westray Poetry

2021-04-0933:41

The focus of this week's episode is some of Westray's Poetry. Graham Garson, Gina Rendall, and Steven Drever meet for a yarn and to read some poems from Bertha Kent, Robert Rendall, and Jack Cooper. Ailsa Seatter read the latest community news and the blooper reel returns. We'll back again in two weeks time. Speakers: Isobel Thompson, Ailsa Seatter, Graham Garson, Gina Rendall, and Steven Drever.
This week's episode is part 2 of our blast from the past and a bit of Westray musical heritage. In part 2 we have more choir music and duets, some songs from the 'youngeens' in 1983, and a poem from the minister.Many thanks to John Banks for extracting the recording of the February 1983 Baptist Social from a cassette tape so that we could share it with you today. Please bear in mind that it is a 'home recording' from 1983 so the audio isn't as clear as we can manage in 2021 and it does jump a little but that just adds to the retro feel! If you have any old recordings you think we should share please get in touch. Enjoy!Speakers: Isobel Thompson (2021), Ailsa Seatter (2021), and Jim Brown (1983).
This week Steven Drever asks one of Westray GPs Dr David Mazza all about the COVID-19 vaccine and how the vaccination programme is working in Westray. What is in the vaccine? Which vaccine do we have in Westray? How is the vaccination programme working in Westray? Why is it so important we all get vaccinated? Tune in to find out. After a quiet start to the year we also have Ailsa back with the news segment!We're confident that we can say on behalf of everyone in Westray thank you so much to the whole team at Westray Surgery for all their hard work this past year. We will never be able to show how grateful we are but as Steven says we'll certainly try. Speakers: Steven Drever, Ailsa Seatter, and Dr David Mazza.
This week's episode is a blast from the past and a bit of Westray musical heritage. Many thanks to John Banks for extracting the recording of the February 1983 Baptist Social from a cassette tape so that we could share it with you today. Please bear in mind that it is a 'home recording' from 1983 so the audio isn't as clear as we can manage in 2021 and it does jump a little but that just adds to the retro feel! If you have any old recordings you think we should share please get in touch. Enjoy!Speakers: Isobel Thompson (2021), Ailsa Seatter (2021) and Jim Brown (1983).
It's Westray vs Glasgow in this week's Dialect Challenge! We're pleased to welcome our new speaker Martin Donaghey and welcome back Wireless Westray regulars Gina Rendall, Steven Drever, and Isobel Thompson. Tune in and try to guess the meaning of these dialect words/phrases with us. Speakers: Isobel Thompson, Gina Rendall, Steven Drever, and Martin Donaghey.
Welcome to our 2021 virtual Burn's Night. We hope you have your haggis, neeps and tatties prepared to enjoy some poetry, songs, and speeches. Thank you to all our lovely speakers, singers, musicians, and volunteers!Speakers/Singers: Isobel Thompson, Graham Garson, Iain MacDonald, Steven Drever, Ailsa Seatter, Edith Costie, Callum Penn, and Allan Forrester. Muscians: Kathleen Drever (accordion) Ailsa Seatter (accordion), Jake Hutchison (accordion), and Graham Garson (fiddle) with his family Doreen (piano), Vela & Josie (fiddles), and Elsa (bass).
Ep 16 - New Beginnings

Ep 16 - New Beginnings

2021-01-1522:01

Happy New Year Westray! To start off 2021 Wireless Westray brings you the latest community news and a preview of some of the exciting new ventures that will be taking place in 2021 in Westray. We are pleased to welcome guest speakers Paul and Adam Tulloch to speak about their new fishing boat, we are also pleased to welcome guest speaker Rebekah Wilson to speak about the upcoming Saintear Bistro. Speakers: Isobel Thompson, Ailsa Seatter, Paul Tulloch, Adam Tulloch, and Rebekah Wilson.
In this week's episode following community news with Ailsa, team Westray (Penn & Wilson) compete against team Papay (Dodman & Rendall) in a festive quiz! Test your Orkney and Christmas knowlege and see if you can beat the winning team.
Ep 14 - Harvest Home

Ep 14 - Harvest Home

2020-11-2753:37

This week's episode is all about Harvest Home and dancing! We're pleased to welcome guest speaker Margaret Tulloch and feature music from the former Young Westray Band and from John P and his band. We've got community news with Ailsa, the blooper reel is back and we have the final chapter of the Storm Witch read by Mike Cooper. A huge thank you to Mike Cooper for recording the his full book for us on Wireless Westray. If you would like to purchase your own paperback copy of the Storm Witch you can do so from the Westray Heritage Centre. Speakers: Steven Drever, Ailsa Seatter, Gina Rendall, Margaret Tulloch and Mike Cooper.
In this week's episode we put Wireless Westray listener questions to Orkney Islands Council's Sweyn Johnson about the proposed wind farm on the island of Faray. Ailsa has the latest community news and Mike Cooper reads the penultimate chapter of the Storm Witch. Speakers: Isobel Thompson, Ailsa Seatter, Sweyn Johnson, and Mike Cooper.
This week Steven tells us two Westray ghost stories, Ailsa has the latest community news and Mike Cooper brings us chapter 10 of the Storm Witch in which things aren't looking good for Janet!Speakers: Isobel Thompson, Ailsa Seatter, Steven Drever and Mike Cooper.
In this episode we have a bumper news segment from Ailsa with lots of Westray Development Trust news. After that Gina is joined by Hume Sweet Hume's Lizza Bain to talk about the Westray business, how it all started, their 2020 experience, and future plans for the knitwear-based business. To finish we have chapter 8 of The Storm Witch followed by the return of our blooper reel!
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