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7 January 2019

MG ALBA WELCOMES NEW CHAIR AS ALLAN MACDONALD BEGINS FOUR-YEAR TERM

The new chair of MG ALBA, Allan MacDonald, has started his role with the body responsible for Gaelic programming in Scotland.

Appointed for a four-year term from January 01st 2019 by Ofcom, Allan succeeds Maggie Cunningham who served as chair of MG ALBA from July 2012.

Allan, a native Gaelic speaker, has played a major part in Gaelic radio and television production and broadcasting spanning 40 years.

His career includes 12 years with the BBC, during which time Allan was instrumental in establishing a radio station in Stornoway, two years as Head of Gaelic with Grampian TV and 25 years in the independent television sector as chief executive of sport and entertainment company mneTV, and a director of digital and television producer, purpleTV.

Allan has experience in news and current affairs in radio, television and the press, as well as being an executive producer, producer and director of a wide variety of general programmes including, religion, comedy, music and award-winning documentaries, most recently RTS award winners about Jock Stein and Jim Baxter.

Allan was most recently the Chair of Bòrd na Gàidhlig (the principal public body in Scotland responsible for promoting Gaelic development), and is a former member of the Board of Lews Castle College of Education in Stornoway and of the Board of Skillset in Scotland. For six years he was elected Chairman of the independent television sector in Scotland (PACT) and served as a director of PACT (UK) in London.

New MG ALBA chair Allan MacDonald comments:

“I am very proud to be joining MG ALBA as the organisation’s new chair. Our shared aim is to build on the success delivered by BBC ALBA over the past ten years and I look forward to working closely with my fellow board members and staff, our creative partners who make our content, and with the BBC, who are our broadcast partners in BBC ALBA.

I also look forward to engaging closely with the community and other partners and to developing our relationship with government which funds MG ALBA to enable it to fulfil its mission.”

7 Faoilleach 2019

MG ALBA A’ CUR FÀILTE AIR CATHRAICHE ÙR LE AILEAN DÒMHNULLACH A’ TOISEACHADH TEIRM CEITHIR BLIADHNA

Tha Ailean Dòmhnullach air tòiseachadh na dhreuchd mar an Cathraiche ùr air MG ALBA, am buidheann a tha an urra ri prògraman Gàidhlig ann an Alba.

Tha Ailean, a chaidh a chuir san dreuchd airson ceithir bliadhna bho 1 Faoilleach 2019 le Ofcom air an obair a ghabhail thairis bho Mhagaidh Choineagan a bha na Cathraiche air MG ALBA bhon Iuchar 2012.

Tha Ailean Dòmhnullach, a tha fileanta sa Ghàidhlig, air a bhith an sàs ann an riochdachadh agus rianachd ann an craoladh Gàidhlig, rèidio agus telebhisean, thairis air 40 bliadhna.

Rè a bheatha-obrach, bha e ag obair airson 12 bliadhna aig a’ BhBC agus fhads a bha e an sin bha e os cionn a bhith a’ cur air chois stèisean rèidio ann an Steòrnabhagh, dà bhliadhna aig Grampian TV agus 25 bliadhna anns an roinn telebhisean neo-eisimeileach na Cheannard air mneTV, companaidh spòrs agus cur-seachad, agus na stiùiriche air purple TV, riochdaire didseatach agus telebhisean.

Tha eòlas aige air obair naidheachd agus cùisean làithreach ann an rèidio, telebhisean agus pàipearan naidheachd, cho math ri bhith na àrd-riochdaire, na riochdaire agus na stiùiriche air raon farsaing de phrògraman coitcheann nam measg prògraman creideimh, comadaidh, ciùil agus aithriseach, nam measg prògraman mu Jock Stein agus Jim Baxter a bhuannaich duaisean RTS bho chionn ghoirid.

Bho chionn ceithir bliadhna tha e air a bhith na Chathraiche air Bòrd na Gàidhlig, am prìomh bhuidheann poblach ann an Alba a tha an urra ri bhith ag adhartachadh leasachadh na Gàidhlig. Bha e ron sin na bhall de Bhòrd Colaisde a’ Chaisteil ann an Steòrnabhagh, agus de Bhòrd Skillset ann an Alba. Airson sia bliadhna bha e mar Chathraiche den earrann telebhisein neo-eisimeileach ann an Alba (PACT) agus bha e na stiùiriche air PACT (UK) ann an Lunnainn.

Thuirt cathraiche ùr MG ALBA Ailean Dòmhnullach:

“Tha mi air leth pròiseil a bhith a’ tòiseachadh aig MG ALBA mar chathraiche ùr na buidhne. Tha mi an dùil a bhith a’ togail air soirbheas BBC ALBA sna deich bliadhna a dh’fhalbh, agus ann a bhith a’ dèanamh sin tha mi a’ coimhead air adhart ri bhith ag obair gu dlùth le buill, leis an luchd-obrach, ar com-pàirtichean a bhios a’ cruthachadh ar susbaint, agus leis a’ BhBC a tha nan com-pàirtichean craolaidh ann am BBC ALBA.

Tha mi cuideachd a’ coimhead air adhart ri bhith ag obair gu dlùth ris a’ choimhearsnachd agus leis an Riaghaltas - a tha a’ maoineachadh MG ALBA gus na h-amasan againn a choileanadh”.


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