Ally McCrae

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Ally McCrae (born 1987) is a radio DJ best known for presenting the BBC Introducing show on BBC Radio 1 with Jen Long.[1] He previously presented the BBC Introducing in Scotland show until it ended in June 2012.[2] He is co-creator of Detour Scotland. In 2011, Scotland on Sunday ranked him Scotland's 9th "Most Eligible Man".

Introducing[edit]

On 2 November 2010 it was announced that Ally McCrae would take over from Vic Galloway as presenter of BBC Radio 1 Introducing show as part of a UK wide shake up of BBC Radio 1's Introducing set up.[3] He now presents the BBC Introducing show with Jen Long.[4] He was also the voice actor of Jet-Vac from the skylanders series.

In June 2014, it was announced that from September 1, 2014, the BBC Introducing show on a Sunday would no longer be broadcast, hence ending McCrae's career at the station.[5]

Detour Scotland[edit]

Detour Scotland was primarily created as a podcast for featuring unsigned Scottish bands but soon gained a reputation for putting on gigs, including the 'The Wee Jaunt'. These gigs were held around the Glasgow area with the audience being taken round a host of locations, where several different local bands would perform sets everywhere from dark alley-ways to a large pond in Rouken Glen Park. Detour also runs events in several more common music venues around Scotland and runs an online video blog.

Education[edit]

McCrae is an alumnus of Stirling University where he obtained a degree in Film and Media Studies and was the station manager of Stirling University's Air3 student radio station.

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