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BBC Radio nan Gàidheal
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal logo
Broadcast area Scotland
Frequency FM: 103.5-105 MHz
Freeview: 720 (Scotland only)
Freesat: 713 (110)
Sky Digital: 0139 (168)
Virgin Media: 934
Online: BBC iPlayer
First air date 1985
Format Scottish Gaelic
Owner BBC Scotland

BBC Radio nan Gàidheal is the BBC's Scottish Gaelic language station. It can also be heard on digital satellite television and DAB Digital Radio. BBC Radio nan Gàidheal also broadcasts on BBC Alba when not broadcasting television programmes.



See the main article BBC Home Service

Scottish Gaelic-language programming has been transmitted in Scotland since 1923, and the BBC's Gaelic-language department was established in 1935. Radio Highland produced a range of Gaelic programming – Radio na Gaidhealtachd – and in 1979 the Scottish Gaelic service Radio nan Eilean was established in Stornoway. In 1985 these two separate services united to form Radio nan Gàidheal.

Radio nan Gàidheal joins BBC Radio Scotland's medium-wave feed when they close transmission, Radio nan Gàidheal's frequencies are also used for an extra live football match for Sportsound each Saturday afternoon.

Radio nan Gàidheal now frequently broadcasts important Scottish football matches providing Gaelic commentary.


The total budget for 2009 allocated to the station is £5.7m.




Aileag is a Gaelic children's programme featuring modern-day and celtic music, interviews and information. It is a weekly show, first broadcast on Friday then repeated on Saturday. Aileag is broadcast from the BBC's Stornoway studio and first started in 1992. It is presented by Karen Mhoireasdan (Morrison) & Janice Anne Mackay

Aithris na Maidne

Aithis na Maidne is the main morning News and Current Affairs programme of Radio nan Gàidheal. Presented by Seumas Dòmhnallach, Dòmhnall Moireasdan, Iain MacIlleathain, Angela NicIlleathain and Innes Rothach. It covers a wide news agenda, encompassing national and international affairs, Highland and Island issues and issues pertaining specifically to the Gàidhealtachd. Aithris na Maidne airs Monday to Friday from 07.30 am to 09.00 am.

A' Mire ri Mòir

Mòrag Dhòmhnallach (MacDonald) presents A' Mire ri Mòi with traditional Gaelic music and general chat every weekday from BBC studio in Inverness.

Caithream Ciùil

Daily afternoon programme broadcasting Celtic music and interviews with many famous celtic musicians including Mary Ann Kennedy from their Stornoway studio.

Coinneach MacIomhair

Daily topical programme with light-hearted reflections and fun along withdebates, discussions and deliberations about the news. Presented by Kenneth Maciver (Coinneach MacÌomhair) from the Stornoway studio.

Fàilte air an Dùthaich

"Fàilte air an Dùthaich" (Welcome in the country) plays country music from the Ness to Nashville from Radio nan Gàidheal's studio in Pacific Quay in Glasgow every week.

Dèanamaid Adhradh

Weekly religious programme from Skye.


Iain Mac'illeMhìcheil (John Carmichael) presents his weekly Gaelic and country music show with his guests from the Glasgow studio.

Na Dùrachdan

Na Dùrachdan (The Wishes) is a music request show where listeners can request songs by telephone, internet and email. Presented from Inverness.

Spòrs na Seachdain

Spòrs na Seachdain (Weeks Sport) is a weekly sport's programme. It broadcasts local, national and international sport with John Morrison. It is presented from Pacific Quay in Glasgow. Guest's include Radio Personality of the Year 2008, Derek Murray, former Eòrpa reporter and spòrs commentator Derek Mackay and Ailig O'Henley and Ailean "Shabby" Macdonald.

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