Iain Swanston

Ultimate Gold

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Every week, Iain Swanston brings you Ultimate Gold – an unashamed and standard setting show of the greatest hits of the past.

Born in 1959 and brought up in Edinburgh I have, since my early teens had a keen interest in the local radio scene.

At the age of just 15 I launched my own Pirate Radio Station, Radio Telstar. Telstar became a very well known and popular station throughout the Edinburgh area and continued until 1984. Since then I have dabbled with various Radio opportunities but for one reason or another never found the right one, until now! Thanks to a good friend of mine, Mark Snow who introduced me to the guys at Saltire.

I have lived in The Borders for around 30 years. I’m married have 3 grown up kids and 2 grandkids together with a whole variety of pets. The majority of my extended family live in and around the Musselburgh area.

Over the years I have worked in various industries from working as a Mobile DJ, running a nightclub and in Electronics. Today I work as a Service Controller with a well known bus company and for the last 20 years I have also ran a home shopping business in my spare time.


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