Talk of the Town: Ghostly goings-on at radio station

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ANYONE who’s ever been to Leith FM’s headquarters will know it’s a spooky place – particularly at night.

The 200-year-old building in Academy Street sees presenters and guests ascend a tight staircase to the lofty rooms from where the programmes are broadcast.

Now staff have launched an investigation into its history after many reported seeing ghosts in the corridors – and even in presenters’ chairs. And they want Evening News readers to help shed light on some previous goings-on.

They have even claimed eerie singing has been heard over the airwaves, while one presenter has been so spooked they have refused to return until the issue is addressed.

Travelling art gallery is just the ticket in West Lothian

TALK about convenience living. Art lovers in West Lothian can now view work by top Scottish-based artists on their doorstep.

The Travelling Gallery will bring its latest exhibition, Waste Management, to various locations around the area next week.

The distinctive “gallery on wheels” is a converted bus with a fully fitted internal art exhibition, which is run by the council with funding from Creative Scotland.

The award-winning gallery aims to give audiences the opportunity to experience exhibitions. The installation consists of new sculptures by Jonathan Owen and Charlie Hammond, as well as a series of collaborative new screen prints.

James is in the mix

WHEN it comes to moves, city barman James Drummond knows his stuff.

Fighting off stiff competition, he has claimed his place in the final of the Asahi Molecular Mixology Cocktail Competition.

In a heat held at George Street’s Opal Lounge, contestants produced some tempting creations, including a smoked salmon cocktail.

James, from Rick’s in Frederick Street, will now compete in the grand final at the Saatchi Gallery in London at the end of the month. Hopefully coming up with the winning drink will be a sea-breeze.

Triggering some interest

IF you have a spare £20,000 in your pocket, now is in the time to invest in some rare military memorabilia.

A pair of shotguns once owned by Edinburgh-born First World War General Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig is expected to sell for the staggering amount next month.

“It feels as if you are holding history in your hands,” said antique expert Patrick Hawes at Bonhams.