All Sections

4G Freeview retune kicks off in Scotland tomorrow morning

Freeview owners across various parts of Scotland will need to retune tomorrow, April 17 as the clearance for 4G continues. 

Viewers in the Angus, Dundee, south west Highlands and Islands, Perth and Fife, Rosneath and Scottish Borders transmission regions will need to retune their Freeview TVs and set-top boxes. 

From 6:00AM, residents connected to Angus and Rosneath relays will need to retune. The majority of viewers will need to retune from 9:00AM onwards with others requiring a tune up in the late afternoon. We’ve provided a full breakdown of the times below. 

4G Freeview retune kicks off in Scotland tomorrow morning
They can take our lives, but they will never take our Freeview

Read Recombu Digital’s guide to the 4G Freeview Fail

This retuning is a part of ongoing efforts to clear parts of the spectrum in anticipation of 4G services arriving on the 800MHz band this summer. Despite fears that 4G would wipe out gazillions of Freeview TV sets, initial live trials reveal that this might not be the case

Retuning your Freeview TV or set-top box is easy, with some boxes even prompting you to do it or doing it automatically. For further information read our guide on how to retune your Freeview digital TV receiver


The times when you’ll be able to retune are as follows:


  • Angus – after 6:00AM
  • Auchtermuchty – after 9:00AM
  • Balmullo – after 9:00AM
  • Bainaguard – after 9:00AM
  • Grandtully – after 9:00AM
  • Lindores – after 9:00AM
  • Lochearnhead – after 9:00AM
  • Killin HP – after 9:00AM
  • Killin VP – after 9:00AM
  • Perth – after 9:00AM
  • Strathallan – after 9:00AM
  • Tummel Bridge – after 9:00AM


  • Ardnadam – after 9:00AM
  • Garelochhead – after 9:00AM
  • Rosneath – after 6:00AM
  • Rosneath HP – after 6:00AM


  • Bonchester Bridge – after 9:00AM
  • Innerleithen – late afternoon
  • Selkirk – after 9:00AM


  • Kinlochleven – late afternoon
  • Kilmelford – late afternoon
  • Kintraw – late afternoon
  • Loch Feochan – late afternoon
  • Onich VP – late afternoon
  • Onich HP – late afternoon
  • Strontian – late afternoon

Where’s next?

The next place to retune will be Caithness on April 24. Roughly 22,000 homes will be affected. 

Image credit: Flickr user AeronautJackson


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *