The 11th Angus Macleod Memorial lecture will take place at 7.30pm, Thursday 23rd October at Pairc School in Gravir, South Lochs, Lewis.
This year’s lecture will be given by Maggie Cunningham who will reflect on how effectively Gaelic media have exploited new technology to develop programmes which reach a wider audience and will explore whether these developments have helped to sustain the language within the community.
Maggie Cunningham, a proud Scalpach, is chairman of MG ALBA, and chief executive of Columba 1400, a charity and social enterprise based in Staffin on the Isle of Skye. Maggie has worked in a number of senior positions in the BBC from the setting up of Radio nan Eilean in 1979 to Joint Head of Programmes and Services and Head of Radio in BBC Scotland. Maggie left the BBC in 2009 after almost 20 years but continues to work in the broadcasting field. She is a founder member of Sistema Scotland, the charity which aims to transform children’s lives through music.
This year’s lecture will be given in Gaelic, but in order that no one misses out there will be a simultaneous translation service provided on the night. The lecture will be followed as is customary by a closing prayer and Gaelic psalm.
Entrance is free and everyone is most welcome. Refreshments and home baking will be provided.