Scots round off Celtic Media Festival with further wins

SCOTS entries dominated the final tally of awards handed out at a festival celebrating the best of film, TV, radio and digital media from the ‘Celtic nations and regions’.

At the culmination of the Celtic Media Festival, held in Northern Ireland, Gaelic language station, BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, was named ‘Radio station of the year;, while the Jury award went to another Gaelic entry, this time a TV documentary, Tormod, produced by BBC Alba and Pure Magic Films.

The Jury Award is a special award made at the discretion of the international jury for quality of production, direction, technical or craft excellence. Tormod is about Highland musician, author, singer, comedian and actor, Norman McLean.

The only other main prize handed out at the gala dinner, marking the climax of the three-day festival, was The Spirit of the Festival Award, presented to Apollo Boomerang and S4C for Martha Jac a Sianco.

Earlier in the festival, Scots entries won out in the Feature length drama, factual single and Entertainment categories, for Crying with Laughter. Walking Wounded, and an episode, Clean, of Rab C Nesbitt.

The 32nd outing of the annual festival takes place in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, next April.