BBC Alba

BBC Alba is a Gaelic language channel jointly owned by the BBC and MG Alba. Launched on 19th September 2008 on Digital Satellite, Cable and Freeview in Scotland, it features a mix of new and classic shows either produced exclusively in Scottish Gaelic, or redubbed in the language. BBC News, CBBC and CBeebies all have strands on the channel, as well as it showing live coverage of several sports. In its lifetime the channel has had 2 looks, the most recent having launched in September 2018 to mark their 10th anniversary.

BBC Alba (Countdown) - 2019

To fill junctions where not enough trailers are available, BBC Alba have extended countdowns available, looking like they may have escaped from schools programming in the 90s. Timelapse shots of various locations around Scotland feature to fill the space. Add your own windmills and 'Digital Widescreen Test' graphics.


BBC Alba - Christmas 2019/2020

BBC Alba's Christmas 2019 ident featured wintery scenes and a lovely horse. You could almost write a song about it! This ident returned for a second Christmas in 2020, first appearing on November 23rd 2020.


BBC Alba (Last Anno 2019) - 2019

BBC Alba is an unsual channel in the BBC stable for still featuring in-vision continuity. The final announcement for 2019 on BBC Alba was made in-vision into the 11.30pm junction on 31st December leading into their ceilidh show, followed by a short edit of their Christmas ident.


BBC Alba (Queensferry Crossing - Mid) - 2020

Regular channel idents on BBC Alba from the 2018 package feature location footage of well known Scottish places, each with a colour tint and the BBC Alba logo overlaid at the end, and can be seen in various length edits. In the 20 second edit of this ident, nighttime shots of the Queensferry Crossing bridge between Edinburgh and Fife feature. A small selection of idents existed at launch, with more added to the set over time.


BBC Alba (Fishing - Mid) - 2020

A fishing trawler is the focus of this BBC Alba ident, with a matching blue tint applied.


BBC Alba (Glasgow - Long) - 2020

Various shots from around Glasgow, including the City Union Bridge and the Glasgow Science Centre, feature in another BBC Alba ident. A longer edit version at 30 seconds.


BBC Alba (Bass Rock - Mid) - 2020

We're overlooking Bass Rock in this BBC Alba ident.


BBC Alba (Autumn Loch - Mid) - 2020

People and autumnal colours around the waterside feature in this BBC Alba ident. Another mid-length edit at 20 seconds.


BBC Alba (Music - Mid) - 2020

A music gig provides the scene for this BBC Alba ident, in the mid-length variant here.


BBC Alba (Menu) - 2020

The menu style for BBC Alba uses more cuts from ident footage, with the channel graphics overlaid.


BBC Alba (Menu) - 2020

Another menu from BBC Alba, this time using footage from the 'Fishing' ident as a background.


BBC Alba (Promo) - 2020

An example of the 2020 promo style for BBC Alba, featuring similar graphics and colours as used elsewhere in their presentation package.


BBC Alba (Promo) - 2020

Another promo from BBC Alba, using a different coloured endboard from the available palette for the channel.


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