Aberdeen Calling (book)

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Aberdeen Calling is a book on the history of the BBC in Aberdeen, written by Gordon Bathgate and published by Girdleness Publishing in May 2013.


  1. Station 2BD
  2. From Belmont to Beechgrove
  3. The War and Beyond
  4. The Television Era
  5. Local Radio Programmes Return

Back cover description

"This book relates the history of the BBC in Aberdeen from its inception in 1923 right up to the present day. This book contains fascinating information about the origin of 'Station 2BD' in Belmont Street. There are interesting profiles of the people and personalities involved. It details the search for new premises and the establishment of the famous Beechgrove Terrace location. It also documents events during WWII, the arrival of television and the local radio years. Fully illustrated with original photographs, Aberdeen Calling is a fascinating look at the BBC in the North East of Scotland."

Author biography

Gordon Bathgate is a 56-year-old writer and broadcaster from Aberdeen. He worked in radio for more than 20 years and presented programmes for Waves Radio in Peterhead. He had articles published in the Scots Magazine, The Leopard Magazine and various other publications. He has published three books with another due in 2015.