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BBC ALBA Programmes Nominated For Prestigious RTS Scotland Awards

7 October 2022

BBC ALBA has received 6 nominations in this year’s RTS Scotland awards which recognise and celebrate the best talent, skills and creativity across TV production in Scotland.  They are considered the gold standard for excellence across the television industry.

Nominations were received across five categories – Entertainment and Features; Documentary and Specialist Factual: Arts; Children’s; Writer; and Live Music – highlighting the high quality of BBC ALBA content across a range of genres.

In the Children’s category, two of the three programmes shortlisted were commissioned by the channel, demonstrating the high standard of Gaelic content available for children.

Margaret Cameron, Director of Content for MG ALBA said: 
“It’s testament to the consistent high quality of programming created by BBC ALBA producers that six entries spanning a range of different genres were nominated for RTS Scotland Awards this year.

It’s particularly encouraging to see two nominations from BBC ALBA in the Children’s category. This is a reflection of the excellent standard of Gaelic scripted children’s content we have on the channel and the result of collaborations with the EBU and the BFI Young Audience Content Fund. Our congratulations to all of the RTS Scotland 2022 nominees, we look forward to finding out the outcome in the coming weeks.”

 The full list of BBC ALBA nominations are:

  • Entertainment and Features: Miann na Maighdinn-mara, Hiort | Mermaid Tales – St Kilda | Mac TV | BBC ALBA
  • Documentary and Specialist Factual: Arts: Cèol is Cràdh | Sgeul Media | BBC ALBA
  • Children’s: Cùm Sùil Orm | Corran Media; Miann na Mara | Macanta Media
  • Writer: Will Murray | Corran Media
  • Live Event: Na Trads 2021 | Beezr

A full list of nominations can be found here.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Des Clarke, Shereen Cutkelvin and Lawrence Chaney on 30th October at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow.