Herlihy appointed entertainment and events head at BBC Scotland

A TV producer, whose credits include Strictly Come Dancing, The Weakest Link, Star Spell and The F Word, has been appointed BBC Scotland’s new head of entertainment and events.

Eileen Herlihy, currently an executive producer with IWC, will be responsible for all in-house network entertainment productions at BBC Scotland as well as a diverse events portfolio.

Said Donalda MacKinnon, head of programmes and services at BBC Scotland: “I am delighted that Eileen is joining us in this key role as she brings extensive experience gained through independent productions and a solid BBC background.

“She also has extensive leadership experience and I know she will bring energy and flair to driving forward our in-house development and production in entertainment and events.”