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Gaelic TV and radio information
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Gaelic Radio is on (103.5 - 105 & 97.9 FM) the same frequency as Radio Scotland VHF - this is 104.3 in the Edinburgh area. It's on in the mornings and early evening. Gaelic is no longer broadcast on Radio Scotland 810MW, a great disappointment as it used to be available in most of England and now the so-called "National" service only has patchy coverage in Scotland!
Radio nan Gaidheal, 7 Culduthel Road, Inverness, IV2 4AD Tel: 01463 720720
Gaelic TV is on BBC Scotland. Scottish Television and Grampian
Times of Gaelic Radio and TV are also published each Friday in the
West Highland Free Press, Broadford, Skye, IV49 9AP
Tel: 01471 822464
Fax: 01471 822694
For details of Gaelic Broadcasting in general, contact:
The Gaelic Broadcasting Committee.
4 Acarsaid, Cidhe Sraid Chrombail, Steornabhagh,
Eilean Leodhais PA87 2DF, Scotland.
Tel: 01851 705550
Fax: 01851 706432
See also [18.7]
Provision for Gaelic television programmes on Independent Television
in Scotland was included in general terms in the Broadcasting Act 1981,
and was specifically provided for in the Broadcasting Acts 1990 and
1996. Grampian and Scottish Television, but not Border Television,
therefore have specific licence conditions to produce and broadcast
Gaelic programmes: in the case of Grampian Television, 53 minutes a
week of Gaelic programmes funded by themselves plus an additional 30
minutes a week supplied by Scottish Television; Scottish Television
has to show 30 minutes a week of Gaelic programmes funded by themselves
plus an additional 30 minutes a week funded by Grampian Television.
In addition, these companies are obliged to broadcast on a regular
basis up to 200 hours a year of Gaelic programmes funded by the Gaelic
The Gaelic Broadcasting Committee (Comataidh Craolaidh Gàidhlig, CCG)
manages the Gaelic Broadcasting Fund set up under the provisions of
the Broadcasting Act 1990, as amended by the Broadcasting Act 1996.
The Committee is charged with funding up to 200 hours of Gaelic
television programmes, and with enhancing and widening the range of
Gaelic sound programmes, to be broadcast mainly in Scotland. In
practice, funded programmes are broadcast by the BBC as well as ITV,
although the former has no statutory requirement under the Broadcasting
Acts 1990 and 1996 to transmit Gaelic programmes funded by the Gaelic
The BBC, under its Royal Charter and its agreement with Parliament,
pledges to broadcast 90 hours a year of Gaelic television programmes
funded by the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee. It also provides the
Gaelic radio service Radio nan Gaidheal which broadcasts up to 45
hours a week of Gaelic programming.
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