It was great to have Iain McNeill from learntolovedigital in to give a talk to the HNC Radio Broadcasting students about a joint venture with his company and Edinburgh College.

Iain will be creating a mobile app for tourists visiting Midlothian and Borders. The app is being produced for Midlothian & Borders Tourism Action Group (MBTAG).  As part of the app experience there will be music, stories and narration of walking tours.  The audio plays an important role in connecting tourists to the culture and heritage of the places they are visiting.  We want tourists not just to visit, but feel like they belong.

The audio content we will be recording is as follows:

  • Narration of audio tours
    • passionate expert narrating points in a route
    • 6 narrated routes
  • Stories from the local areas
    • 6-10 storytellers

This audio will be recorded and edited at Edinburgh College and by the Radio students themselves.

It is a really exciting opportunity for the students to get a real life experience of working in the industry and will be a major boost to their CV’s.