Fife charity launches community radio station, Haiver FM

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Heids & Herts Scotland are behind ‘Haiver FM – Howe Community Radio’ which will broadcast a daily program on the Community Media Association’s Canstream Internet Radio platform during Mental Health Awareness Week from 9-15 May, followed by a simulcast daily broadcast across the Howe of Fife on 87.9 FM from the 16th to the 29th.

The project is supported by the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund through Fife Voluntary Action and the Scottish Government.

Several local and national celebrities have signed up to take part in a program that features music, community reporting and documentaries.

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Heids and Herts Scotland was established in June 2021 to create, inspire and promote social connection in the Howe of Fife through community arts projects.

Ian Harrower, who chairs the charity, said: “The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year is loneliness which affects the mental health of millions of people across the UK.

“The longer we feel lonely, the more at risk we are for mental health issues such as low mood and anxiety, which can negatively affect mental health.”

The community radio station was built around raising awareness of the issue and helping communities reconnect.

Liam Russell has joined the team as Station Project and Compliance Manager.

Originally from Auchtermuchty, he will manage Haiver FM’s programming from the studio housed inside Burnturk Jubilee Hall in Burnturk’s Coaltown.

He recently completed an Honors BA in Media Production from the University of Sunderland.

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