Leader: Drama series proves Alba is Gaelic for ‘ambition’

The cast of Bannan set on the Isle of Skye, which has become the most popular show on BBC Alba
The cast of Bannan set on the Isle of Skye, which has become the most popular show on BBC Alba
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In its short lifetime, BBC Alba has won many plaudits for the quality of its output, building on the success of earlier Gaelic broadcasting such as current affairs programme Eorpa.

It has also earned a reputation for commissioning documentaries which would have enhanced BBC Scotland’s schedules, had they been considered for a wider audience.

Now there are moves to take flagship drama Bannan to the international market. This bold ambition demonstrates the vision that has driven this venture from the start. Good luck to BBC Alba, a Scottish success story.