Derek Murray (sports presenter)

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Derek "Pluto" Murray (Scottish Gaelic:Derek Moireach), is a Scottish radio and television presenter.

He is the sports presenter on BBC Alba's flagship news programme, An Là. He also provides football commentary on BBC Alba and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal and is an occasional reporter on BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound. He was also commentator on An Caman, a shinty highlights package broadcast in 2007.

Murray was named as "Radio Personality of the Year" at the 2008 Celtic Media Festival. Murray is from Ness on the Isle of Lewis[1] and was formerly a policeman with Strathclyde Police. He is a fan of Lewis Camanachd.

In the 1990s Murray appeared on the Gaelic soap opera Machair, playing Iain MacIomhair.[2] In 2011 Murray presented Siuthad! Siubhail! (Go! Explore!) with Emma MacInnes. In this series they travelled around Scotland, exploring alternative tourist activities.[3]

He now presents his own show on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, Siubhal gu Seachd le Pluto.[4]


  1. ^ "Celtic Media award for Derek Murray". Stornoway Gazette. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "MURRAY, Derek M. - Film & TV Database". BFI. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "BBC Alba Hits The Road To Explore Scotland - This Week's Destination – Inverness & The Scottish Highlands". MG Alba. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Siubhal gu Seachd le Pluto - BBC Radio nan Gaidheal Programmes". BBC. Retrieved 28 April 2012.