Cathy MacDonald (Gaelic: Catriona NicDhòmhnaill) is a Scottish broadcaster who is known for hosting many Scottish Gaelic-language television programmes such as Dotaman and has also presented BBC Scotland's Reporting Scotland.
MacDonald previously hosted Siubhal gu Seachd every Monday - Thursday on BBC Radio nan Gaidheal. She currently presents Feasgar every Monday to Friday between 12:30 and 2pm from the BBC studios in Edinburgh, though the program is produced and aired from the Stornoway studios. MacDonald also regularly presents Sunday Morning With on BBC Radio Scotland.
She has also hosted a Gaelic cookery competition Cocaire nan Cocairean, which is aired on BBC Alba weekly.
She has hosted a series on BBC Alba, Cuide ri Cathy starting on Monday 22 September 2008, where she spends a day with some of Scotland's top celebrities including the First Minister Alex Salmond, TV presenter Aggie MacKenzie and Gail Porter, Pro Golfer Colin Montgomery, and writer Irvine Welsh.
MacDonald also presents regular installments of Sar Sgeoil on BBC Alba, looking at various well known works of Scottish literature. Amongst the novels discussed are Sunset Song, by Lewis Grassic Gibbon; Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson; and The Lewis Trilogy (The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man and The Chessmen) by Peter May.
- Sunday Morning with Cathy MacDonald
- STAR Management profile
- "New extended BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal schedule". BBC. 17 June 2002. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
Extensive audience research strongly indicated a desire for well-known presenter Cathy MacDonald's programme to be extended.
- "BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Bu Dual a Bhith Seinn, Calum Ceanadach". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 22 December 2010.