Tasglann · History Timeline

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2006

A new schedule for Radio nan Gàidheal was launched with the station increasing its broadcasts from 14:00 - 23:00 each weekday.

2006

Scotland v France: Gaelic commentary was provided for a football match for first time since since 1992.

23.06.07

St Kilda: A European Opera, a music-theatre production based on the story of St Kilda involved five simultaneous performances taking place in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Scotland with live satellite links from St Kilda. The project was produced by Pròiseact nan Ealan and broadcast live by BBC Alba.

2007

During the Spring and Summer months, staff migrated from Broadcasting House in Glasgow's Queen Margaret Drive to the new Pacific Quay building on the banks of the River Clyde. On the 18 June, the first Gaelic programmes were broadcast live from the new building.

13.12.07

As part of the finale to Scotland's Music 07, Radio Scotland and Radio nan Gàidheal offered a live simulcast from the new BBC headquarters at Pacific Quay, in celebration of the songs of Glasgow and the Clyde.

25.12.07

The BBC iPlayer launched officially, offering entire programmes for up to seven days following their broadcast.

07.01.08

The Gaelic programme for schools, Saorsa, became the first Gaelic programme filmed and broadcast in High Definition for BBC ALBA.

28.01.08

The BBC Trust gave its approval for a Gaelic Digital Service, to be run jointly by BBC Scotland and the Gaelic Media Service.

04.02.08

An enhanced online Gaelic news service launched, providing up-to-date reports via the BBC Alba website.

19.09.08

The Gaelic digital channel BBC ALBA launched.

31.12.09

The Bliadhna Mhath Ùr! (Happy New Year!) programme was broadcast live from Oban on BBC ALBA, BBC Radio nan Gaidheal and worldwide via the BBC website.

01.01.10

2010 was the Year of Song on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal and BBC ALBA. Throughout the year many music related programmes were broadcast, including a Song for the Day each day on Radio nan Gàidheal. The project's website bbc.co.uk/oran launched in June.

01.02.10

The Radio nan Gàidheal schedule was extended. The service now broadcasts from 07:30 – 23:30 each weekday.

21.12.10

Following a review of the Gaelic Digital Service, the BBC Trust announced BBC ALBA would be available on Freeview.

31.12.10

The New Year cèilidh (Cèilidh na Bliadhn' Ùire) was broadcast live from South Uist on radio, television and online.

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