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List of Celtic-language media

All languagesEdit

Only a handful of media contain all the Celtic languages. An example is Carn magazine, which has contained columns in all six languages since its 1970s inception.



Scottish GaelicEdit

The following media are produced in the Scottish Gaelic language:


Digital and satellite channelsEdit

  • BBC Alba is a Gaelic-language television channel. The channel launched on 19 September 2008 and is now available in all Scottish homes after launching on Freeview on 8 June 2011. It is currently available across the UK on Sky channel 142, Freesat channel 109, Virgin Media channel 161 and online, with Freeview coverage available in Scotland only. The channel is funded by the Scottish Government, MG Alba and Bòrd na Gàidhlig. It costs £14 million a year to operate. The BBC Gàidhlig department is jointly responsible for the channel with MG Alba. Gaelic programming on BBC Two Scotland is to continue until the digital switchover is completed in 2012. It also has radio facilities, broadcasting BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, based in Stornoway.
  • TeleG was a digital channel on Freeview only. It broadcast for only one hour a day before being replaced by BBC Alba.


  • BBC Gàidhlig is the Gaelic department of Scottish national broadcaster BBC Scotland. It offers some Gaelic programmes such as Eòrpa, Dè a-nis? and Air ais air an Ràn Dàn.
  • STV is a major contributor to Gaelic programmes showing about four hours a week.


Radio stations broadcasting completely in GaelicEdit

  • BBC Radio nan Gàidheal is a Gaelic-language radio station, founded in Stornoway and broadcast from 1985 to 89 under the name Radio Nan Eilean, when it joined with other BBC Scotland radio stations (mainly Inverness and BBC's HQ in Glasgow). It is available around Scotland on FM and internationally online with an annual budget of £4 million.

Radio stations with some Gaelic programmesEdit


  • An Gàidheal Ùr was a Gaelic publication which ran for ten years until March 2009. It was available online or free in some local newspapers.[1]
  • Additionally, some Scottish newspapers, such as Scotland on Sunday, Press and Journal (Highland edition) and The Scotsman print columns in Gaelic.
  • Local Stornoway paper Stornoway Gazette carries some Gaelic articles.
  • West Highland Free Press includes Gaelic columns, Litir do Luchd Ionnsachaidh for learners, and also has part of its letterhead in Gaelic.
  • Irish language magazine Nós, with a mainly young readership, has some articles in Scottish Gaelic.
  • An Teachdaire Gaedhealach is published by Comunn Gàidhlig Astrailia (the Scottish Gaelic Association of Australia) with articles written side-by-side in Gaelic and English. It has been published on and off in Australia since 1982.


Publishers which issue all, or some of their content in Gaelic include:



The following media are produced in the Manx language:

Radio programmesEdit

  • Traa dy Liooar ('Time Enough') is on Manx Radio every Monday from 5:05pm to 6.00pm. Traa dy Liooar is a magazine programme, and is hosted by Bob Carswell.
  • Jamys Jeheiney ('Jamys on Friday') is on Manx Radio every Friday from 5:05pm to 6.00pm. Jamys Jeheiney is a Gaelic language world music programme alternately hosted by Jamys O'Meara and Jamys Kinree.
  • Claare ny Gael ('Gaelic Programme') is on Manx Radio every Sunday from 8.00pm to 9.00pm.
  • Shiaght Laa ('Seven Days') programme every Wednesday from 6.00pm to 6.30pm.

Print publicationsEdit

  • Manx language columns occasionally appear in the Isle of Man Examiner, including Brian Stowell's serialised novel, The Vampire Murders.
  • The Family Manx magazine (a free publication) regularly carry Manx language articles, including a recipe in each edition.
  • The Learn Manx website also publishes Gaelg Vio, a Manx language affairs publication, and also Bun as Bree, an occasional publication concerning issues debating Manx language grammar, written by Chris Lewin.

Visual presentationsEdit


The following media are produced in the Breton language:


  • France 3, a few local opt-outs in Breton (ca. 60 hours every year) on the regional service France 3 Ouest
  • TVRennes35, television station broadcasting a number of programmes in Breton

Radio stationsEdit

Broadcasting in Breton onlyEdit

Broadcasting in French and BretonEdit

Print publicationsEdit

  • Bremañ, monthly magazine containing articles about various topics, including international events, politics, culture, economy, and society


  • Agence Bretagne Presse:
  • Brezhoweb, web TV entirely in Breton language
  • BreizhVOD, video on demand platform


The following media are produced in the Cornish language:


Print publicationsEdit

  • An Gannas, monthly magazine containing news, fiction, learners' pages and special interest writing, available from Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek
  • MyCornwall magazine has parts in Cornish and a Cornish learners' section.

Visual MediaEdit

  • A variety of youtubers produce short videos on the Cornish language and in Cornish.

Diaspora mediaEdit

  • Aisrigh nan Gaidheal, Scottish Gaelic radio programme on CKJM in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada[3]
  • Celtic Family Magazine, quarterly publication distributed in North America serving Celtic communities and their descendants
  • Celtic Heritage Magazine, magazine in Nova Scotia, Canada[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Bord blamed for the demise of An Gaidheal Ur - Stornoway Gazette, 19 March 2009.
  2. ^ Maga. "Cornish on the Radio". Cornwall Council. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b The Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia

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