Publised date : 23 Nov 2022

Perthshire North MSP, Mr John Swinney, and Perth and North Perthshire MP, Mr Pete Wishart, have congratulated Pitlochry-based radio station Heartland FM on their latest triumph at the Community Radio Awards.

Heartland FM won the Silver Award for Station of the Year for the second year in a row. Additionally, they were the only Scottish station to be nominated in this category.

Commenting, Mr Swinney said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for all those involved with Heartland FM.

“To win for the second year in a row is a testament to the consistency of their programming, and speaks to their continued desire to provide a substantive, high-quality service to the local community.

“Local radio plays a vital role in keeping the public informed on local issues and providing a platform for individuals and causes in the local community. It is an invaluable resource, and we are very fortunate to have a station of Heartland FM’s calibre operating within Perthshire.

“I extend my congratulations to the entire team at Heartland FM and I look forward to their continued success in the years ahead.”

Mr Wishart added:

“I have tabled an Early Day Motion to congratulate Heartland FM on winning the Silver award in the prestigious 'Station of the Year' category for the second year in a row at the 2022 Community Radio Awards. 

 “This award is made even more special this year with Heartland FM celebrating its 30th anniversary, making it the longest running community-owned radio station in the UK. 

 “Heartland FM continues to provide an excellent radio service to residents in Highland Perthshire and I congratulate everyone involved in this fantastic achievement.”

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