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MG Alba Welcomes BBC Trust Service Review Of Radio Nan Gaidheal

The Gaelic Media Service, MG ALBA has welcomed the report published by the BBC Trust into the performance of Radio nan Gàidheal, which highlights the station’s audiences being highly appreciative of the service it provides.
The report also found that listeners believe the station makes an important contribution in its support for Gaelic language and culture, with some 70 per cent of respondents in the report saying they listened to hear the Gaelic language. Supporting the development of Gaelic language and endorsing Gaelic culture and traditions is one of the top priorities of MG ALBA within its context in the broadcasting sector.
Alasdair Morrison, Chairman of MG ALBA, said: “MG ALBA welcomes the BBC Trust's endorsement of Radio nan Gàidheal. The station offers a distinctive service to both the Scottish and Gaelic communities and it is imperative it preserves high quality broadcasting through collaborations with Gaelic language services including MG ALBA and BBC ALBA, which is delivered through a partnership between ourselves and the BBC.
The Chairman added: “The report also outlined that audiences felt that there was scope for further development in the station’s support for children in Gaelic Medium Education and the Curriculum for Excellence as well as for adult Gaelic learners. With this in mind, we are committed to developing further the close co-operation between BBC ALBA and Radio nan Gàidheal, and, with Bòrd na Gàidhlig we look forward to announcing details, next month, of the new online service for learners to help meet audience expectations and offer a greater contribution to Gaelic learning.”

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