"Highland Fling"

Highland Fling No 202 19th September 2022 

Highland Fling No 201 5th September 2022

Highland Fling No 200 22nd August 2022

Highland Fling No 199 8th August 2022

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John ''The Prof'' Matheson

John Belongs to the village of Spinningdale in Sutherland in the north of Scotland, but now lives in the Seaside town of Nairn on the Moray coast for the past 44 years.

His interest in Scottish music began at an early age, when John was  about 7 years old he learnt to play the fiddle, which he still does (or as some folk might say he is trying to play the fiddle). He compares at many functions all over the north and north east of Scotland, including many appearances on the stage of The Eden Court Theatre in Inverness.

John was involved with Moray Firth Radio in Inverness for around 26 years, behind the scenes at first, then progressed to sometimes guest presenting on Scottish music programs while the regular presenter was on holiday, he then became regular presenter of a "Piping Hot" programe, and for 8 1/2 years co-presented a three hour weekly program of Scottish music and song,  "All Scottish" John was also involved in Hospital Radio in Inverness for many years.

John's main occupation was with the Scottish Ambulance Service which he served with for 30 years before retirement 17 years ago.

A keen member of Nairn & District Pipe Band since coming to Nairn. He was the Drum Major for 17 years, until retiring in 2018.

John is delighted to be presenting "Highland Fling" on thesoundsofscotland.com as it gives the opportunity to share the music and songs of Scotland around the world via the internet.

Sandra Burt

Sandra is only one of a few female Scottish Music radio presenters in Scotland. Originally from Oban in Argylleshire, Sandra has lived in Nairn in Morayshire for many years. She has known John ''The Prof'' for a number of years. Sandra's involvement with Highland Fling came about when she agreed to do a ''slot'' on the Mod, which was being held in Oban. The rest they say.....is history.  Sandra loves listening to Scottish Music, as she was brought up in the land of the Gaels. Sandra listens to all the music before hand and researches the artists. Sandra and John have lots of fun and laughter recording and producing the show. 

Due to Covid regulations, and the limited studio space at Loft Productions, Sandra is temporarily taking a little break from the show. She's looking forward to returning to Highland Fling very soon.  

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