Five Feet of Fury
Scotland’s Airshow: Crowds set for flight museum
Says an Ofcom media release : free In Scotland, Ofcom is requiring enhanced coverage of Scottish affairs in the area covered by ITVs Border licence that lies in Scotland to better serve viewers. In addition to retaining a full 30 minutes of weekday early evening news relevant to the region, Ofcom will review require a further weekly 90 minutes of regional programming to be scheduled for viewing in the Scottish part of the Border region. That programming may be shared with the other Channel 3 licensees in Scotland. ITV must now provide separate transmissions for the two parts of the Border region, so that viewers in England can continue to see network programming. STV which operates the licences for Central and North Scotland is to have its ten-year licence renewed on the same broadcasting obligations terms as currently. Aspokesperson for STV told allmediascotland: Todays announcement from Ofcom is a welcome milestone in the process as we continue to work towards securing a ten-year licence renewal. Further to Ofcoms decision to revise regional programming obligations site for the Border region, we are happy to enter into discussions with ITV about our popular current affairs programme, Scotland Tonight, if it is determined that the best option is a commercial agreement between STV and ITV. All the Channel 3 licences throughout the UK are due for renewal at the end of next year.
One of the highlights, however, will be on the ground where former Concorde pilot Tony Yule and world record-breaking balloonist Brian Jones who completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth with co-pilot Bertrand Piccard in 1999 will share their experiences with visitors. Mr Jones will give a talk as part of celebrations to mark 230 years since the first public demonstration of people travelling in a balloon. One of Scotlands leading balloon pilots, Graeme Houston, who also works as a safari pilot in Africa, will showcase his Muller Wiseman balloon at the event. Other aerial highlights include the Team Breitling Wingwalkers performing manoeuvres and handstands while strapped to the top wings of their click Boeing Stearman biplanes, as well as aerobatic displays from the SWIP team and the Trig aerobatic team. Steve McLean, the museums general manager, will this year be overseeing his first airshow, which is expected to attract 10,000 visitors. He said: As always, we have a fantastic line-up of entertainment both on the ground and in the air to ensure that the event lives up to its reputation as one of Scotlands best family days out.
Independence would allow the country to develop more appropriate capabilities with a focus on securing offshore oil and gas resources, protecting fisheries and safeguarding coastal waters, Salmond said in the Shetland Islands, according to an e-mailed statement of his speech. At present what we have, we dont need and what we need, we dont have, Salmond said. It is absurd for a nation with a coastline longer than Indias to have no major surface vessels and its obscene for a nation of five million people to host weapons of mass destruction. Salmonds Scottish National Party, which runs the semi-autonomous government in Edinburgh, last year reversed its 30-year opposition to membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on condition that all existing nuclear weapons on Scottish soil are removed. The U.K.s nuclear deterrent is based 30 miles from Glasgow, Scotlands largest city. Trident and the future of the Scottish warship-building yards are at heart of the defense debate over whether Scotland would be better off by breaking away from the rest of the U.K.