Radio Saltire started in August 2011 when a group of enthusiasts got together to discuss the possibility of creating an online radio station to serve the people of Scotland.
We acquired and self-financed a studio and broadcasting commenced on 10th October 2011.
Since then we have been broadcasting 24/7 and our listening audience has continued to grow – throughout Scotland, the UK and also overseas. In 2013 we consolidated our position as one of Scotland’s leading online radio stations with a move to new studios in Tranent, in the heart of East Lothian. From December 2nd, 2018 Radio Saltire has been broadcasting on FM – this means the station is available in ways that are most convenient for everybody. In addition to listening online you can listen in your car, at home, on your mobile – whatever works best for you.
The ‘Saltire’, Scotland’s national flag, is reputed to have been created in the village of Athelstaneford in East Lothian, during a battle which took place in the 9th Century, following the chance crossing of white clouds over a blue sky. We felt that this world-famous icon was an ideal name for what is fast becoming Scotland’s favourite online radio station.
At Radio Saltire we welcome people of all ages from all walks of life with a genuine interest in radio. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch via our contact page
We can offer training, support and encouragement for those interested in broadcasting as a hobby or even as a career. We also provide a free ‘What’s On’ service to help promote community and charity events throughout Scotland.
If you feel that you would like to support Radio Saltire financially, you can make a donation at this page. All contributions, of whatever size, are really appreciated and used solely to further the development of Radio Saltire.