Welcome to our new 3TFM Website,here you will find news about the radio station,along with health news and whats going on in the 3 towns                     

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To listen to 3TFM Community Radio on the web please click on the blue link below This will take you to our stream page  Click on audio player to listen to us.                                                                                                  http://shoutcast.zfast.co.uk:2199/start/     (Note”Request A Song”                                                                                                     section of this page is not currently running)                              

    You can also listen to us using the tunein app. Click on the blue link below                            http://tunein.com/radio/3TFM-1031- s149850/ 

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September weekend GP closures – North Ayrshire

With GP practices closing for the September local holiday weekend (Friday 19 – Monday 22 September), North Ayrshire residents are being urged to prepare to cope with any common health concerns.

Community pharmacists can answer questions on choosing and using the right medicine and provide easy-to-understand advice on treating everyday ailments such as coughs, colds and flu. NHS 24 also has a number of community pharmacists who are able to answer medicine and pharmacy-related questions over the telephone on 111.

The public can also do a number of things to ensure they are prepared to deal with common illnesses for the coming months. Have a sufficient supply of medicines like paracetamol, sore throat and cough remedies, as these will help to relieve the symptoms of common ailments. People who take regular medication should check their existing supplies and only order what they need to ensure they have enough to see them through the holiday weekend.

Your community pharmacist can:

  • prescribe medication for you following a consultation, if you qualify for the Minor Ailments Service;
  • give you advice on the best way to take your medicines;
  • give women advice and supply emergency hormonal contraception;
  • dispense prescriptions;
  • give advice on diet and exercise;
  • give advice, support and where appropriate, prescribe nicotine replacement therapy to those giving up smoking;
  • hold records of your medicines to ensure that the safety of any future medication is checked;
  • provide a private area to discuss sensitive issues; and
  • give you advice over the telephone.

Many pharmacies also offer:

  • advice on travel health;
  • pregnancy testing;
  • collection and delivery of prescriptions;
  • supervised methadone supply; and
  • needle exchange.

Most pharmacies in North Ayrshire are open on Friday 19 September with the exception of:

  • B. Spence, 49 Skelmorlie Castle Road, Skelmorlie
  • J. Wilson, 20 Main Street, Dreghorn
  • J & S Gallagher, 6 Central Avenue, Ardrossan
  • Dalry Pharmacy, 18 Main Street, Dalry
  • Gallagher Healthcare, 19 Dockhead Street, Saltcoats
  • Gallagher Healthcare, 41 Hamilton Street, Saltcoats
  • Gallagher Healthcare, 41 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan
  • Gallagher Healthcare, 1 New Street, Dalry
  • Gallagher Healthcare Ltd, 17/19 Raise Street, Saltcoats
  • Gallagher Healthcare, 13 New Street, Stevenston
  • Townhead Pharmacy, Station Plaza, Pennyburn Road, Kilwinning


Most pharmacies in North Ayrshire will be closed on Monday 22 September with the exception of:

  • Boots, 1 Fullarton Square, Irvine, open 9am – 5pm
  • Boots the Chemist, 77 Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, open 9am – 5.30pm
  • Boots, 2A Dalry Road, Kilbirnie, open 8.30am – 6pm
  • Superdrug, 6b Aitken Street, Largs, open 30am – 8pm
  • Halliday Pharmacy, 5 Aitken Street, Largs, open 8.30am – 4pm
  • Morrisons, 4 Irvine Road, Largs, open 9am – 6pm
  • Red House Pharmacy, Lamlash, Arran, open 9am – 5pm
  • The Bay Pharmacy, Shore Road, Whiting Bay, open 11am – 4pm (pharmacist available 1pm – 2pm)
  • Brodick Pharmacy, Arran, open 9am – 5pm
  • Cumbrae Pharmacy, 30 Stuart Street, Millport, open 9am – 5.30pm


If you need a doctor urgently and your GP’s surgery is closed, call NHS 24 on 111.

For emergency dental treatment, call NHS 24 on 111.



images   Hello and welcome to Ayrshire’s original and 1st community radio 3TFM Community Radio’s website. We broadcast to Ardrossan, Saltcoats,and Stevenston on 103.1FM and online at www.3tfm.org 24 hours a day, 7days a week. On this website you will find, Local News, Health News, Community Whats,On’s,and all the information about what is important to the residents of the 3 towns. You can also find information about your favourite radio station,check out the presenters photo’s when your here.


Here are comments from our listeners   -      At last !! A fresh new look for the 3tfm website, it has a more modern feel, is easy to navigate and does exactly what it says on the tin!  –  Jim McHarg       Thanks Jim 

 3TFM Community Radio’s new digital studios go live

After a long hard slog and a lot of hard fund raising 3TFM Community Radio’s new digital studios are now live.

Due to a number of problems including ill health of our volunteers it has taken longer to get the new equipment ordered and delivered,but it has finally become a reality and Louis our Station Manager is busy training everyone up to use the new equipment.  Below are photos of the new studio.3tfm studio 015 3tfm studio 013 3tfm studio 014 DSCF1523

3TFM Community Radio broadcasts to Ardrossan,Saltcoats and Stevenston on 103.1FM and online at www.3tfm.org. We are Ayrshire’s original community radio station. Our presenters are all local people from the community,and are proud of the fact that our radio station is “Local Radio by Local People”. 3TFM Community Radio with the spotlight  on health and wellbeing for the 3 Towns. If it matters to the community we will let you know about it. Spread the word and tell your friends and family about us.

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 Community Whats On

Are you holding a community event? Do you need to advertise it? Why don’t you let 3TFM Community Radio tell everyone one about it. Any community event we will advertise for free and here is a bonus we will also put it up on our website free of charge. All you need to do is give us the details and let us do the rest. Contact Louis Ferguson our Station Manager on 01294 608048 or email louisb@3tfm.org. You can also post it to Community Whats On, 3TFM Community Radio, Focus Learning Centre, Primrose Place, Saltcoats KA21 6LH.   Checkout the Whats On Page.        


 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in Partnership with 3TFM

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have entered into a partnership initiative with 3TFM Community Radio who provide a community based service for the three towns of Ardrossan,Saltcoats and Stevenston. Ardrossan Station Manager Derek Davidson approached 3TFM boss Louis Ferguson to assist with relaying safety messages from the Fire & Rescue Service to the local community members in an effort to fulfil various demand reduction strategies which the organisation have in place. Louis was delighted to become involved with a high profile organisation like SFRS and utilising his experience and skills in the broadcasting business and working together with SM Davidson has resulted in four safety messages to date being broadcast over the 3TFM airwaves throughout the day and night. The recordings cover the subjects of Secondary Fires,Home Fire Safety Visits,Safe Cooking and Water Safety. SM Davidson provided the voice overs for the broadcastings and Louis adapted and edited to suit while adding some “signature” music which will make the messages easily recognisable and linked by the local listeners to SFRS. Louis said “When Derek approached me to work in partnership I jumped at the chance. Our aim is to provide local information for local people and there is no better way to do that than by working in conjunction with a large organisation that has the best interests of the local community at heart.The safety messages have been broadcast for a few weeks now and I’m receiving very favourable feedback relating to them from a number of people including local elected members. Derek was worried about his “recording voice” but I assured him the best way to get the safety information across successfull was to use an authentic accent and dialect local to the area that people can indentify with. After all our station motto is ” Keeping it real ….and making you smile in the three towns” SM Davidson said” Engagement with the members of the local community is critical if we are to improve the safety of individuals,families and businesses in the area.Louis Ferguson and 3TFM Radio have provided a platform where our educational messages can be relayed to a wide audience on a regular basis and hopefully to those we have not yet reached. Louis has already agreed to undertake further initiatives with the organisation throughout the year and that can only be beneficial for all involved”  3TFM Can be heard on 103.1FM and online at www.3tfm.org . DSCF0234 Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service Logo        



Lucy Boyd aged 11 designs Poster for 3TFM

We have a budding artist in our midst as young Lucy Boyd who is aged 11 designed a new poster for 3TFM Community Radio.Lucy is one of our young volunteers.Keep up the good work. doc016

More about 3TFM Community Radio

3TFM Community Radio officially started broadcasting on the 19th April 2008 and our pool of volunteers and partners have been working hard  since then to provide the residents in Stevenston, Saltcoats and Ardrossan the best music and community and health information that is more local than any other station in the area. This is because we are based in the 3 towns. We produce programmes for the community by the community and are proud of that. If you’ve never heard of us why not tune in and hear what your missing, on 103.1fm, or www.3tfm.org, you’ll be surprised that you had a radio station on yourdoorstep. Let us know what you think.



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