Jimmy Mack's Radio Scotland photo album

Jimmy Mack
Jimmy Mack on board Radio Scotland's ship, the Comet, in 1967.
studio mixing desk
The unique Radio Scotland studio control desk, built by the station engineers. Jimmy remembers: “The two turntables were mounted on either side of the console. They were set in gimbals so that they could be used in up to about force 5 or 6 winds.” See note below.
The Comet
The Comet was a 60 year old former Irish light-ship built at the John Brown ship yard on the Clyde and adapted for her new role in the Channel Islands. She was the only British offshore radio ship to have no engines.
The Comet
The crew gather on deck for a tender visit. Following her career as a radio ship, the Comet was taken to Holland where she was used as a houseboat. She was scrapped in 1969.

Post Script: Correspondent Raoul Verolleman visited the Comet towards the end of its broadcasting life and remembers the studio set-up differently to the way Jimmy describes it above. He writes: “I went there in July 1967 and, to my knowledge, both turntables were mounted on the right side of the mixing deck (right hand when the DJ was sitting at the table) not either side of the console.” Judging by the photo on the Tony Allan tribute page, Raoul is absolutely correct. Thanks to him for getting in touch.

All photos ©Jimmy Mack and reproduced with kind permission.
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