The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

A RA­DIO sta­tion has launched a fundrais­ing ap­peal as it needs £ 8,000 to get back on air.

Stornoway-based Isles FM has been off-air since Jan­uary af­ter its trans­mis­sion equip­ment suf­fered a ma­jor fault.

The sta­tion, run en­tirely by vol­un­teers, has been op­er­at­ing since 1998.

Sup­port­ing the cam­paign Alas­dair Al­lan MSP said: ‘Isles FM is a much-val­ued com­mu­nity re­source and it’s dif­fi­cult to imag­ine what the is­land would be like with­out it.

‘They are of­ten the go-to ser­vice for up­dates in an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion such as a storm or a power cut. They also reach out to a sec­tion of the com­mu­nity that other me­dia doesn’t. I’ve been con­sis­tently im­pressed by the ded­i­ca­tion the vol­un­teers at Isles FM have shown over the years and the qual­ity of what they have pro­duced. I would urge peo­ple to make a do­na­tion and help get Isles FM back on the air.’

To do­nate visit https:// www.justgiv­ crowd­fund­ing/islesfm103

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