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13 January 2017

MG ALBA APPOINTMENT BOOSTS CREATIVE TEAM

MG ALBA has appointed Bill Macleod, the highly respected and multi award winning television professional, as Commissioning Editor, a move which marks significant investment in the creative team behind BBC ALBA.

Bill Macleod has had a long and successful track record in delivering bold, original and high-quality programming for BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC Scotland and CBBC. He began his television career in Gaelic programming, where he directed some of the BBC’s most popular and critically acclaimed Gaelic titles including Na h-Eilthirich, Ran Dan and the multiple award-winning Gruth is Uachdar. More recently he has worked on a wide range of programming including landmark series such as A History of Scotland.

Iseabail Mactaggart, MG ALBA’s Director of Strategy and Partnership said: “Bill is rightly highly regarded and recognised as a hugely creative individual with an outstanding track record. To date, BBC ALBA has been incredibly successful. Maintaining that success will require increased levels of innovation and creativity from the team that deliver the channel’s content. The creation of this position, and the addition of someone of Bill’s calibre to that team, will help in ensuring the future success of BBC ALBA.”

Bill Macleod said: “I'm very excited about taking up this new role with MG ALBA. I began my career in Gaelic TV and it’s wonderful to be able to return to an area that's bursting with so much talent and creativity. This is a true privilege and I look forward to helping bring fresh, bold content to television screens up and down the country.”

13 Faoilleach 2017

SGIOBA PHRÒGRAMAN MG ALBA AIR A NEARTACHADH

Tha MG ALBA air Bill Macleòid, air a bheil mòr mheas aig daoine agus a tha air iomadh duais telebhisein a chosnadh, a chuir ann an dreuchd Deasaiche Coimiseanaidh, gnìomh a tha a’ cur gu mòr ris an sgioba chruthachail a tha air cùl BBC ALBA.

Tha cùrsa-beatha fada agus soirbheachail air a bhith aig Bill Macleòid ann a bhith a’ lìbhrigeadh nuadh-phrògraman làidir agus aig àrd-ìre airson BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC Scotland agus CBBC. Thòisich a bheatha-obrach telebhisein ann am prògraman Gàidhlig far an robh e na stiùiriche airson cuid de shàr phrògraman Gàidhlig, leithid Na h-Eilthirich, Ran Dan agus Gruth is Uachdar, a choisinn iomadh duais. Bho chionn ghoirid bha e ag obair air raoin farsaing de phrògraman, leithid am prògram comharraichte, A History of Scotland.

Thuirt Iseabail Nic an t-Sagairt, Stiùiriche Ro-innleachd is Co-bhanntachd MG ALBA: “Mar bu chòir, tha urram agus meas air Bill mar neach air leth cruthachail a choisinn deagh chliù na dhreuchd. Gu ruige seo tha BBC ALBA air a bhith sàr-shoirbheachail. Gus an t-soirbheas sin a dhèanamh seasmhach tha feum air ìrean nas aìrde de dh’ùr-ghnàthachadh agus de chruthachaileachd bhon sgioba a tha a’ lìbhrigeadh prògraman na seanail. Tha an dreuchd ùr seo, agus a bhith a’ cur cuideigin le comasan Bill an lùib an sgioba, a’ dol a chuideachadh le soirbheas BBC ALBA san àm ri teachd.”

Thuirt Bill MacLeòid: “Tha mi a’ coimhead air adhart gu mòr ris an obair seo aig MG ALBA. Thòisich mo bheatha-obrach ann an telebhisean Gàidhlig agus tha e mìorbhailteach a bhith a’ tilleadh gu raon a tha an-dràsta cho làn de thàlant agus de chruthachaileachd. ’S e fìor urram a tha seo agus tha mi a’ coimhead air adhart ri bhith a’ toirt susbaint ùr, làidir gu luchd-amhairc air feadh na dùthcha.”


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