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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Press Release - 22nd April 2014

Comhairle Welcomes Additional Funding for MG Alba

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the additional £2.1m for MG Alba announced by the Scottish Government during the cabinet visit to Stornoway last week.

Leader Angus Campbell said: “The additional funding for MG Alba is very welcome and will assist in quality programme making based in the islands. In addition, the relocation of the BBC to the Seaforth Road facilities is a very welcome development. The investment by the Comhairle is paying real dividends in providing a centre of excellence for high quality jobs in the creative industries sector.” 

The Comhairle has made a significant investment in the creative industries sector. The Comhairle contributed £750k to the development of the new £2.6m Creative Industries Media Centre which has enabled MG Alba to move into the centre and expand its operations as part of the development of the Gaelic channel.  Partner agencies included HIE and ERDF. Streetscape regeneration works were also undertaken.

The Comhairle is owner of the buildings and has been working in partnership with MG Alba to support and develop the growth of the creative industries sector.

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Nigel Scott
Communications Officer
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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