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SpeakGaelic strengthens Nova Scotia connections during “Mìos nan Gàidheal” overseas trip

16 May 2024

A team of Scottish Gaelic speakers have embarked on an educational trip to Nova Scotia to strengthen cultural ties with […]

Four new Board Members Welcomed to MG ALBA

3 May 2024

MG ALBA, the body responsible for ensuring the availability of high-quality television programmes for audiences in Gaelic, is pleased to […]

BBC ALBA sparks creativity with new DIY competition series

30 April 2024

Meet the contestants of Dùbhlain DIY (Instructions Not Included) Get ready for an electrifying DIY showdown this spring as amateur […]

Sorcha Groundsell announced as lead for high-end BBC ALBA crime drama as filming begins on Isle of Harris

18 April 2024

BBC ALBA has revealed the cast for brand-new TV crime thriller, An t-Eilean (The Island), with acclaimed Scottish actor Sorcha […]

BBC ALBA announces first high-end Gaelic drama series set to hit international screens in 2025

15 March 2024

Black Camel Pictures will produce An t-Eilean (The Island), created by Nicholas Osborne and co-written by Patsi Mackenzie, with Tom […]

Nominees Announced For Gaelic Short Film Competition

24 January 2024

While some may be eagerly awaiting the Baftas and Oscars, Scotland’s Gaelic communities are busy preparing for Gaelic film’s biggest […]

News Archive



BBC ALBA Celebrates Success at the RTS Scotland Awards

BBC ALBA Programmes Nominated For Prestigious RTS Scotland Awards

BBC ALBA shares new perspectives this autumn with a line-up of original programming

New Prime-Time Gaelic Drama Brings Training Opportunities To The Western Isles

FilmG opens for entries but Coldplay are “banned”

FilmG: Gaelic short film competition to launch its 15th year

Summer of music on BBC ALBA as Scottish festivals take centre stage

MG ALBA focusing on the future of Gaelic media

MG ALBA Director departs for senior UK Civil Service role

Future success the focus as MG ALBA awards FilmG contract

Bekah MacLeod from Skye joins CBBC ALBA’s presenting team

Contract for Services

New series set to broadcast in Scotland and Ireland explores the science and stories behind universal element – the rain

Gaelic Media recognised with 14 nominations for Celtic Media Festival 2022

Transformational Gaelic learning initiative SpeakGaelic steps up to Second Stage

Gaelic comedy series on BBC ALBA

Winners of Gaelic Film Competition FilmG

Success for BBC ALBA at Royal Television Society Scotland’s awards ceremony

BBC ALBA to broadcast Scotland Women’s pivotal Rugby World Cup Qualifier

Young Trad Finals on BBC ALBA & BBC Radio Scotland

BBC ALBA to bring the best of Celtic Connections 2022 to the screen



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



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



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!


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



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



#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


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



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


Celtic Media Festival 2016

FilmG online stream

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