HC Deb 01 February 1961 vol 633 cc130-1W
86. Mr. Brewis

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that British Broadcasting Corporation television from Kirk O'Shotts cannot be received in many parts of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright; and when he expects to be able to improve the service.

Mr. Bevins:

Yes. Parts of the area are screened by high ground from the Kirk O'Shotts transmitter and receive their transmissions from Sandale in Cumberland. For technical reasons, this station cannot at present relay a Scottish programme from Kirk O'Shotts unless it is carried by the national network: but a new vision link, which I hope will be completed by mid-1962, will make it possible for Sandale to relay some additional Scottish programmes.

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