Public File

News Bulletins

Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm: two minute Scottish bulletins from Radio News Hub, supplemented by a hourly, 60-second local news bulletin from 8am to 6pm. Outwith these times, Scottish bulletins from Radio News Hub, off peak hourly when programming allows.

Recent News Stories

A9 Roadworks Luncarty to Pass of Binman. Piltichry and Moulin Support Group change fo hours. Cancellation of Aberfeldy Hogmanay Celebrations and New Year Street Party cancellation in Pitlochry.

News Team

Radio News Hub,  DC Thomson, Ramsay Beattie and Greg Russel.

Local Programming

Weekly, 138 hours are locally made: 53 live and 95 automated or pre-recorded. 20 hours are broadcast from external contributors.

Our programming is produced locally and broadcast from our studio at 23 Atholl Road Pitlochry. We do occasional outside broadcasts from around our transmission area. It is necessary at certain times to automate or voice track programmes. Voice tracking is where the presenter has pre recorded their links but may not necessarily be in the studio at the time the programme is broadcast. The overnight jukebox music element of Heartland FM is automated.

Our schedule can be found here.

Ofcom Localness Guildelines

Ofcom’s guidelines for localness can be found here.

Station Contact Details

23 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BX. Call: 01796 474040. Email:

Event Coverage and Charity Support

Heartland FM broadcasts local “What’s On” guides, which promote local events taking place; whether it be music or comedy gigs, art shows or charity fundraisers. Listeners can submit their own events to our What’s On guide by using the contacts form on our website. We also support other charity events such as March Into Pitlochry, a charity music festival.

Any Other Issues or Areas of Interest Likely to Impact on Localness

There are no current issues that impact the localness of Heartland FM.


Our daytime playlist is a broad range of popular music from the 60’s to present day with specialist music programmes outside daytime hours.

Station Format

Our station format can be found here.

To lodge a complaint, please email and send the complaint directly to us. In the first instance, always address your complaint to The Station Manager,  Heartland FM, 23 Atholl Street, Pitlochry, PH16 5BX and we will try to resolve any issues. However if you wish to contact Ofcom, please use their contact details, found here.

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