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BBC ALBA Gaelic Digital Service

    BBC ALBA can be viewed on the following platforms:

    - Sky 143 (UK)

    - Freeview / You View 8 (Scotland only)

    - Virgin Media 161 (UK)

    - Freesat 110 (UK)

    - BT Vision 8 (Scotland only)

    - Smallworld 170 (Ayrshire and North West England)

    - Live on BBC iPlayer (UK)


    A digital TV channel broadcasting Gaelic programmes daily

    Programming includes news, Scottish sport, music, factual, children’s and entertainment programmes.

  • BBC Radio nan Gàidheal

    The national Gaelic radio station from the BBC

    Broadcast on radio in Scotland, streamed live and available on-demand at bbc.co.uk/radionangaidheal and as the sustaining service on digital TV when the BBC ALBA TV channel is off-air.

  • BBC ALBA Online

    Online Gaelic content from bbcalba.co.uk:

    bbc.co.uk/bbcalba – Gaelic digital TV channel information website

    bbc.co.uk/radionangaidheal – Radio nan Gàidheal website

    bbcalba.co.uk – Online news, weather, learning resources, vocabulary translator and youth pages.


    Answers to further Frequently Asked Questions regarding the BBC ALBA channel can be found on the MG ALBA website.

  • BBC MG ALBA Partnership

    Meadhanan Gàidhlig Alba (Gaelic Media Scotland) and the BBC are working in partnership to deliver the new Gaelic digital television service. The partnership operates at both a corporate and an operational level with staff from both organisations working to deliver the new service. BBC ALBA's Head of Service is Margaret Mary Murray (a BBC employee) working with MG ALBA's Head of Content, Alan Esslemont. BBC ALBA has no formal headquarters. Its staff and operation are based across Scotland, in Stornoway, Inverness and Glasgow.

    MG ALBA is the organisation responsible for ensuring that a diverse range of high quality programmes in Gaelic are made available to people in Scotland by funding, commissioning or producing for television, radio, online and new media and by engaging in training, development and audience research. Programmes for BBC ALBA are produced by the independent sector, the BBC and STV.

    The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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