DETOUR is a monthly online TV programme showcasing unsigned Scottish bands. Each show is 30 minutes long and episode two has been recently posted. It is presented by Ally McCrae and David Weaver who met at Stirling University while, they say, “attempting to study philosophy”.
One of the reasons for Detour was a decision by the BBC to scrap its Radio 1 show, Introducing in Scotland, which was about the best new unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music in Scotland, and presented by McCrae. A petition trying to save it – and its Welsh and Northern Irish counterparts – attracted over 14,000 signatures. There is now an UK-wide, BBC Introducing show.