Contact: Donalda MacKinnonRegion: Scotland

Title: Director, BBC Scotland
Genre: All
Region: Scotland

About Channel

BBC Scotland complements and enhances the total BBC television proposition available to viewers in Scotland through opt-out programming on BBC ONE Scotland and BBC TWO Scotland. Their programmes range across all genres, embracing the experience of life in Scotland and the impact of Scots in the wider UK and beyond, both contemporary and historical, and reflecting the distinctive social, cultural and political activities of the nation.

Programme Interests

Scottish services for which Donalda is responsible include Radio Scotland, Radio nan Gàidheal, BBC ALBA and all content commissioned and produced for BBC One and Two Scotland. She also has responsibility for all content made out of Scotland for audiences across the UK for all the BBC’s network television and radio channels and stations.

BBC Scotland Opt-Out Television operates a rolling commissioning process. Proposals can be submitted at any time but there may come a point within any given year where funding is fully committed and commissioning is temporarily halted.

BBC Scotland seeks to actively engage with all of the communities they serve, reflecting the diverse nature of modern Scotland. Proposals should indicate how a programme or series would help achieve this end.

BBC Scotland can only opt out within the BBC One and BBC Two schedules (not BBC Three, BBC Four, CBeebies or CBBC). BBC Scotland rarely opt out of Daytime except for live sport, live events and political programmes.

Proposals, however good they might be, which do not fulfil these criteria are unsuitable for opt-out commissioning and might be more appropriately pitched to Network TV or to the appropriate head of genre if they are intended to be routed through BBC Scotland.

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