Kirsteen MacDonald

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Kirsteen MacDonald (Scottish Gaelic: Kirsteen NicDhòmhnaill) is a Scottish broadcaster for BBC Alba. She has presented the children's magazine show Dè a-nis? and been a Glasgow-based reporter for BBC Radio nan Gàidheal.

MacDonald was born in Inverness, and educated at the Gaelic-medium unit at the city's Central Primary School, and at Millburn Academy.[1]

She is now a weather presenter on BBC Alba's news programme, An Là (The Day) and is the first Scots Gaelic weather presenter. She also presents the weekly news review programme, Seachd Là (Seven Days) on Sunday nights.

Macdonald won the prestigious women's Gold Medal at the Royal National Mòd in 2006. In 2008, she had an operation to remove her appendix, shortly after her operation she entered the Mòd in Falkirk, where she won the women's traditional medal.[2] MacDonald received the "Gaelic Ambassador of the Year Award" at the 2014 Royal National Mod.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gaelic Awards 2013: BBC host Kirsteen MacDonald hails our language ahead of landmark ceremony". Daily Record. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kirsteen recovers from op to win medal - Press & Journal". Pressandjournal.co.uk. 17 October 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Kirsteen a' BhBC a' togail a' chiad dhuais aig a' Mhὸd". Scottish Government. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.