Tom Morton‘s Radio Scotland daytime show, which has been a fixture of the BBC schedules for the past 11 years, is to end in March.

Despite its daytime slot, the show has gained a reputation for exposing new Scottish music to a wider audience, with the likes of Randolph’s Leap, Kid Canaveral and The Pictish Trail all appearing on the programme.

The move by the national broadcaster is part of a much-criticised wave of changes as the station, for reasons best known to itself, moves towards more speech-based output.

However, Morton, who is based on Shetland, is to take up a new late-night music slot on the station, running from 10pm -1am, Friday to Sunday.

(There’s a piece on Tom Morton’s working day here)