SCOTLAND’s first internet radio station dedicated to health and wellbeing is set to launch in the New Year as we come to the end of the annual season of over-indulgence.

Fife-based Wellbeing Radio will broadcast across the country and to the US and North America from noon on January 1, with a schedule of programmes promoting physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Listeners will be able to tune in 24 hours a day to hear advice from wellbeing experts on talk shows, discussions and interviews featuring ancient yogic wisdom, meditation and relaxation techniques, along with mindful children’s stories.

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The new station will broadcast across the UK, USA and Canada and feature a line-up of presenters from around the world who are experts in their chosen fields. They include seasoned broadcaster and voiceover artist JJ Stenhouse, who is based in Fife; clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Madigan, who will present a weekly Loved Up on Life programme; and French-born radical rest yogi Sophie Leon, an expert in rest and relaxation. The station’s flagship programme will be Wake Up the Right Way, a breakfast show presented by Zen yoga teacher and Wellbeing Radio co-founder Scott Hutchison-McDade and friends from 7-9am every weekday – preceded by a half-hour of meditation.

Wellbeing Radio’s schedule is also set to include a Holistic Scotland Hour delivered by Holistic Scotland Magazine, Scotland’s only natural health and wellbeing title.

The show, which will broadcast every evening between 8pm and 9pm from January 7, will be an extension of the magazine.

Hutchison-McDade said: “I’m excited to present Scotland’s first multimedia platform for health and wellbeing. After nearly a year in the making, I’m really pleased to see it come to fruition.

“After launching Scotland’s first healing sound therapy to combine silent disco technology with binaural beats earlier this year, it seems like a natural progression.

“Please check out the website for lots of insightful health and wellbeing articles and don’t forget to tune in on January 1.”