A RENFREWSHIRE charity has launched a 24-hour online radio station, thought to be the first of its kind in Scotland.

Erskine Veterans Radio is available online, via a special app and on Alexa smart speakers, allowing veterans, families, friends and supporters to keep up to date with the charity.

Music will be played around the clock, with presenter Ian Brannan hosting an hour of music, conversation, mentions and dedications on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3pm, with repeats at 7pm.

Funding has also allowed the Alexa speakers to be delivered to the charity's four care facilities across the country.

Ian Cumming, Erskine chief executive, said: "The core mission of the radio station is that veterans in our homes can listen to their favourite music as well as messages from loved ones to make them feel more connected with the outside world.

"Not only that, it gives people who support us a chance to tune in and stay up-to-date with our news.

"We'd like to thank our sponsors – Cue and Review talking newspapers for the visually impaired and leading UK telecommunications network provider Commsworld – for the extremely generous donation of Amazon Alexa smart speakers to deliver Erskine Veterans Radio throughout each of our four care facilities across Scotland."

People can send messages and dedications by visiting the website at www.erskine.org.uk/radio, sending an email to radio@erskine.org.uk or using the mobile app.