Tweedbank: Radio Borders studios near Galashiels to close

THE Borders home of a popular radio station is set to close in favour of a move to a “world-class” facility in Edinburgh.

Radio Borders will switch from Tweedbank to the St James Quarter later this year to use the same facilities as its sister stations Forth 1 & 2.

Despite the move out of the region, the station will continue to provide local news, sport and travel, according to a spokesperson.

Victoria Easton-Riley, content director for the Hits Radio Network across Scotland, said: “We are committed to providing the best quality in radio content and having recently launched our brand-new state of the art studios in Edinburgh, our team in Galashiels have jumped at the chance to use them and be close to their colleagues in Forth 1 and 2, so making this switch full time made sense.

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“There’ll be no noticeable change for listeners as we’ll continue to provide our listeners with the best local news and entertainment, life-changing competitions and of course the biggest hits and the biggest throwbacks too.”

The popular Borders breakfast show, Gregor & Lynsey At Breakfast, has been alternating its broadcasting between Tweedbank and Edinburgh.

The show will be moved to the new studios full-time from Monday, October 24.