Double success for Gaelic radio at media awards

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BBC Radio nan Gàidheal has been celebrating a double success after winning two awards at the Celtic Media Festival 2016 which was held in Dungarvan near Waterford and which came to a close last weekend.

Spors na Seachdain, the weekly Sports programme won the Best Sports category for its programme from the 2015 Island Games in Jersey, while Mire ri Mòir won the Best Radio Music category for its broadcast on the final day of the Royal National Mod 2015 held in Oban.

Marion Mackinnon, Managing Editor for BBC Radio nan Gàidheal said: “Winning these two awards is a real thrill, recognising as it does, the creativity and commitment of the presenters and the production teams as well as the very special connection they have with the audience.”

This year’s festival saw over 500 entries from throughout the different Celtic nations while the 2017 Celtic Media Festival will be staged for the first time ever in its history on the Isle of Man.

Pictured top is Màiri Matheson with the Best Radio Sports 2016 award.

Also pictured are Angela Mackinnon and Morag MacDonald with the Best Radio Music Programme 2016 award.