Online Gaelic channel debate kicks off

  • 30 August 2007

An online debate will be launched today to discuss plans for a dedicated Gaelic digital television channel.

The channel is being set up as a joint effort from BBC Scotland and Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gaidhlig (Gaelic Media Service), with the partnership looking for input from the Gaelic community and industry groups - including programme producers, writers, directors and designers.

The chief executive of Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gaidhlig, Donald Campbell, said: “We are at a crucial stage for the new Gaelic digital service.

“It is vital that we engage directly with people who will contribute to the new service, from the Gaelic community, the independent production sector and the wider creative industries in Scotland.

“They will all have a key role to play in this exciting new development for Gaelic language and culture and I look forward to a lively and interesting discussion over the coming weeks.”

The channel could be on air by March 2008, which is expected to kick off with two or three hours of programming initially.

The online discussion can be found at

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