Stornoway-based BBC ALBA enjoyed a brilliant week of award wins as the channel’s programmes scooped three prizes at the Celtic Media Festival and the RTS Scotland Awards.
The Gaelic language channel picked up two gongs at the Celtic Media Festival in Dungloe, Ireland on Wednesday.
Best Factual Entertainment was won by Solus Productions for series two of Dàna | Scotland’s Wild Side - an outdoor adventure show fronted by the Coinneach Rankin.
The Best Live Music award was taken home by Beezr Studios for their work on Cuirm @ Celtic: Niteworks & BBC SSO.
This meanb dual success for father and son duo, Iain and Hamish MacLeod, from Lewis, who worked on the programmes.
Iain was honoured for his work as a producer on Cuirm @ Celtic: Niteworks & BBC SSO. Iain produced the show alongside Ewan Duncan.
Hamish, meanwhile, was a part of the Factual Entertainment award success for his stunning camera work as director on series two of Dàna | Scotland’s Wild Side.
Hamish was there to accept the award on behalf of Solus Productions, run by Jim Webster and Tony Kearney. Hamish was also nominated for an RTS Scotland Award for his camera craft.
However, the ceremony, that took place on Thursday evening, saw BBC ALBA content bagging the Best Children’s award. It was a wonderful night at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow for Sorbier Productions, who won for the excellent Triùir Aig Trì. It was another RTS Award success for Sorbier, who won the same award with Buidheagain in 2019.
Triùir Aig Trì was co-funded by MG ALBA with The Young Audience Content Fund and Creative Scotland.
MG ALBA Director of Content Margaret Cameron said: “With Dàna now in its third series and Cuirm @ Celtic due to return in January 2024, MG ALBA is delighted to see these titles and teams gaining the recognition they deserve.
“Likewise, Triùir Aig Trì has been a breath of fresh air to the channel’s children’s content and is very deserving of the RTS award.
“Our congratulations to the production teams who deliver these creative gems to entertain BBC ALBA audiences.”