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MG ALBA Director departs for senior UK Civil Service role

22 June 2022

MG ALBA has paid tribute to its Director of Multiplatform content, Iseabail Mactaggart, as it is announced she is to join the Department of International Trade as its Deputy Director, Scotland.

Donald Campbell, Chief Executive of MG ALBA, said:

“Iseabail has made a huge contribution to MG ALBA and to Gaelic media since she joined us as Director of Development & Partnerships in 2014 and then in her role as Director of Multiplatform Content since 2016.  Under her leadership we have seen great success in the internationalisation of Gaelic media content, the development of comedy and drama for BBC ALBA and the delivery of Gaelic digital media to all audiences.

Iseabail has cemented FilmG as a key outlet for young people seeking to develop and share their media content. And she leaves us having launched the user generated content site, càrn, and after leading the successful development and launch of SpeakGaelic, a once in a generation media intervention in Gaelic learning.

Everyone at MG ALBA would like to thank Iseabail for her commitment and passion to our work and we wish her all the best in her new role.”

Allan MacDonald, Chair of MG ALBA said:

“Iseabail has been an extremely effective Director of Multiplatform content, driving forward the work of BBC ALBA beyond the linear service. Her strategic approach to content across the multi-platform media in which we now work has facilitated opportunities for engagement with Gaelic media in a world which is increasingly driven by digital presence.

I have no doubt Iseabail will continue to support Gaelic media to thrive, and we wish her well for her future.”