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BBC ALBA’s Hogmanay celebrations to be broadcast WORLDWIDE!

30 December 2021

Join Cathy MacDonald and Niall Iain MacDonald for the best cèilidh of the year – BBC ALBA’s Cèilidh na Bliadhn’ […]

Danger and heartbreak in final series of BBC ALBA’s drama Bannan

21 December 2021

BBC ALBA’s popular drama Bannan reaches a powerful and moving climax during the festive season after over 40 episodes. This […]

2021’s MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards Winners announced at Glasgow’s Engine Works on BBC ALBA.

4 December 2021

MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards announced 2021’s diverse Award Winners after a record 180,000 public votes, as it returned […]

Prestigious MG ALBA Trad Music Awards to be broadcast live on BBC ALBA

2 December 2021

Showcasing the very best of Scottish traditional music, the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards will be broadcast live on […]

BBC ALBA and TG4 collaboration to bring the story of St Columba to life in new documentary

29 November 2021

Warrior, poet, holy man: the revealing life story of one of Ireland and Scotland’s most important saints is told in […]

MG ALBA: A gold standard for young people

17 November 2021

MG ALBA has again been awarded gold accreditation in recognition of its’s work with young people in Gaelic media. The […]

News Archive

2021

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Levelling up for Gaelic media

MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards opens Public Vote

MG ALBA welcomes BBC commitment to HD for BBC ALBA

Expanded BBC Scotland/BBC ALBA Sports Collaboration

BBC ALBA embraces the environment throughout COP26

Launch of major new language learning project SpeakGaelic

Gaelic media driving growth in our communities

Documentary explores how Gaelic speaking Afro-Caribbeans identify with Gaelic culture and history

BBC ALBA wins at the Celtic Media Festival

BBC ALBA’s Autumn Schedule offers a breath of fresh air

Unrivalled coverage of Women’s Football on BBC ALBA

BBC ALBA showcases the return of live music audiences with Highland Festival

Track stars and Olympic hopefuls kick-off new season of BBC ALBA’s Women’s Sport 360

BBC ALBA Announces Live Shinty Coverage

MG ALBA appoints new Director of Finance

Excitement builds as the presenters of SpeakGaelic are unveiled

MG ALBA celebrate success but warn of challenges ahead

Gaelic Media recognised as Celtic Media Festival Announces Shortlists

Cothrom Cabadaich: Choirstaidh NicArtair

MG ALBA remembers former board member Professor Kenneth MacKinnon

MG ALBA marks Nova Scotia Gaelic Month with Worldwide Online Premiere of Canadian Gaelic Shorts

New BBC ALBA series celebrates Gaelic poetry

BBC ALBA delivers some of the country’s finest Trad music with Fèis Rois

MG ALBA announces further major investment in Scottish creative industries with multi-year BBC ALBA production contracts

BBC ALBA provides escape to the Great Outdoors this Springtime

Weekend of Runrig programmes on BBC ALBA

Gaelic Short Film Competition FilmG 2021 winners

MG ALBA remembers broadcasting stalwart Euryn Ogwen Williams.

Winners of Gaelic Short Film Competition FilmG to be revealed

Gaelic Drama Bannan to Broadcast in USA, Canada & France

Ambitious New Project to Support Gaelic Learning

Record Entries for FilmG

BBC ALBA to offer educational support during lockdown

2020

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Spend Christmas with BBC ALBA!

TV premiere of heart-warming kids’ film about grief ends 2020

MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards announces 2020 winners

A musical celebration of Trad Music on BBC ALBA

Virtual Launch for FilmG

Peat & Diesel documentary wins international award

BBC ALBA Autumn Schedule

BBC ALBA is to launch a new digital women’s sports show

Collection of unsubtitled programmes on iPlayer

Enjoy a Summer of Music with BBC ALBA

MG ALBA Annual Report

LearnGaelic website sees record activity during lockdown

BBC ALBA Goes Global

International Award for BBC ALBA Children’s Collaboration

Women’s Bundesliga on BBC ALBA

BBC ALBA children’s drama nominated for RTS Scotland award

Fèis Rois collaborate with BBC ALBA

Ofcom announcement welcomed by MG ALBA

BBC ALBA and Radio nan Gàidheal Schedule

Thirteen Gaelic Programmes Nominated as Celtic Media Festival Shortlists Announce

More international funding for BBC ALBA projects

Gradam Ceoil on BBC ALBA

FilmG Awards

MG ALBA named as a Best Place to Work in TV

More live programmes on BBC ALBA than ever before

Key appointment to senior management team

FilmG Gaelic Short Film Competition

2019

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Hogmanay Cèilidh

The Birdman of Pollok

MG ALBA welcomes new board members

Christmas and New Year schedule

Winners Announced for MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2019

BBC ALBA hosts 11 international broadcast partners

MG ALBA announces key content roles

BBC ALBA makes waves in Asia

£57m Young Audiences Content Fund Announces First Slate

MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards Announce Nominee Shortlist for 2019

Take a fresh look at learning Gaelic!

COMPANIES ANNOUNCED FOR FULLY-FUNDED BUSINESS SUPPORT FROM FOCUS AND MG ALBA

FIN Atlantic Film Festival in Canada

Trump’s Mother headlines BBC ALBA autumn schedule

Cannes Short Film Festival

BBC ALBA launches strongest ever schedule of women’s sport

BBC ALBA animation selected for Cannes Short Film Festival

Belladrum live on BBC ALBA

Annual Report 2018/19

RTS Scotland Awards

BBC ALBA success at the RTS Scotland Awards

Eurovision Choir 2019 live on BBC ALBA

Marion Sinclair appointed to MG ALBA board

BBC ALBA lands seven nominations at RTS Scotland awards

BBC ALBA to broadcast all of Scotland Women’s World Cup warm up matches ahead of France 2019

Thirteen Gaelic programmes nominated as Celtic Media Festival shortlists announced

MG ALBA looks to BBC to fulfil settlement agreement on extra hours

MG ALBA secures hat-trick of workplace awards

New chair for MG ALBA

2018

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LIVE Hogmanay Ceilidh from Govan

Iolaire 100 on BBC ALBA and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal

Festive Programming on BBC ALBA

Celtic-Korean Co-production ‘The Wall’ launches at MIPCOM

New partnership with CBBC and CBeebies

BBC ALBA Announces Ground-breaking Women’s Rugby Broadcast Deal

MG ALBA to sponsor Scottish Women’s Football Annual Awards Dinner

Shortlists Announced for MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018

BBC ALBA set to be home of Scottish women’s football

BBC ALBA launches its second decade

Celtic International Fund

Matt & Alex Praise Hebridean spirit

BBC ALBA documentary shortlisted for The Grierson Awards

The One Show set for the Hebrides

Maggie Cunningham to step down as MG ALBA chair

Celtic Media Festival bursary scheme

BBC ALBA secures £5m of new content

BBC ALBA programme honoured at Chicago TV Festival

Celtic Media Festival nominations

2017

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#Vlogamhòid prize-winners

Eòrpa wins at the Scottish BAFTAs

MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards Shortlist

Gaelic media key to Gaelic learning – new research published

MG ALBA and Bòrd na Gàidhlig offer a new “LearnGaelic” Scholarship at The Glasgow School of Art

SPFL announces new broadcast deal with BBC ALBA

Annual Report 2016/17

FilmG 10

Casting Opportunities in two dramas

MA Television Fiction Writing scholarship

YOUNG ARDNAMURCHAN SPORTS COMMENTATOR AND FILMG WINNER GOES BEHIND THE SCENES AT LIVE GLASGOW WARRIORS MATCH

Key long-term production contracts

BBC Gaelic Apprenticeship programme

Briseadh na Cloiche / The Breaking of the Stone Debut

Celtic Media Festival bursary scheme

Celtic Media Festival nominations

Statement from Maggie Cunningham

FilmG Awards

MG ALBA appointment boosts creative team

FilmG live stream

2016

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BBC Charter Review

Vlog a’ Mhòid / Mòd Vlog

Mòd Vlog winners

FilmG 2017

Celtic Formats Pilot Scheme 2016/17

Big Gaelic Survey

Gaelic writers’ survey

Strategic team reinforcing commitment to Gaelic Broadcasting

Bannan – international audiences

Charter reference to Gaelic broadcasting welcomed

BBC ALBA Head Of Content set for new role at TG4

BBC ALBA – new schedule of programmes for Autumn 2016

Political support for Gaelic broadcasting remains wide-ranging and strong

Demand for increased resources for BBC ALBA

Annual Report 2015-16

MG ALBA TV Writing Scholarship for Gaelic Speakers

Ofcom appointed two new MG ALBA Board members

Little by Little, has been redesigned as new on LearnGaelic.Scot

MG ALBA supports Gaelic media apprenticeship

BBC Radio nan Gàidheal celebrating double success at the Celtic Media Festival 2016

3 BBC ALBA programmes shortlisted in RTS Scotland awards

BBC ALBA is set to move up the EPG

The Best Place to Work in TV 2016

Celtic Media Festival Shortlist

HAMISH

Celtic Media Festival 2016

FilmG online stream

Live Curling