Wednesday, 18 May 2011

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 28 May – Friday 3 June 2011

Title: Magners’ League Final

Live coverage of the mouth-watering season finale to the Magners League as Munster face Leinster in the Grand Final at Thomond Park.

Transmitted: Saturday 28 May
Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Title: Skipinnish

Popular cèilidh band Skipinnish are joined by friends for a special concert for Celtic Connections at St Andrews in the Square in Glasgow.

Transmitted: Saturday 28 May
Time: 21:00 – 21:45

Title: Scottish Junior Cup Final

Live coverage of the Emirates Junior Cup Final between Musselburgh Athletic and Auchinleck Talbot from Rugby Park, Kilmarnock.

Transmitted: Sunday 29 May
Time: 14:50 – 17:00

Title: Trusadh: Access All Areas
How accessible is Scotland in 2011 for a wheelchair user?

The Equality Act came in to force in October 2010. One of its aims is to improve access and equality for people with disabilities and increase their chances in the workplace as well as wider society.

But is Scotland accessible to all?

In 2007, Angus John Laing from South Uist was in the process of planning the build of his new house when a stroke left him in a wheelchair. Having now had his house modified to suit his needs, day to day life is easier for him and his wife, Chrissie. In Barra, Mairi Macdonald, who's also confined to a wheelchair, still lives in her childhood home. Though comfortable, it isn't ideal for her needs.

Transport can also be difficult, and finding suitable accommodation for specific needs could still be improved dramatically – with rural and urban areas having their own unique and very different problems to contend with.

Trusadh :Cothrom? - a look at the issues surrounding disability access in Scotland today.

Transmitted: Monday 30 May
Time: 21:00 – 22:00

Title: Farpaisean Chon-chaorach / Sheep Dog Trials

Catriona MacPhee and Donald MacSween present the second day of the 2009 Scottish National Sheepdog Trials, from Annan.

Transmitted: Tuesday 31 May
Time: 21:00 – 22:00

Title: Ulaidhean – Scottish Fisheries Museum

Derek MacKay and Kirsty MacDonald scour Scotland's museums in search of fascinating artefacts and the stories behind them.

In this programme they explore the treasures of the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther.

Transmitted: Wednesday 1 June
Time: 20:30 – 21:00

Title: Broadford or Bust
Broadford or Bust is a sitcom satirising the world of the professional Gaels.

At Gaelic language HQ, boss Rothach prepares for the launch of the Great Gaelic Sat Nav system, with a guarantee of promotion to Edinburgh.

But Rothach's efforts are thwarted by his nemesis Iain who plans to hijack the launch to reveal the long lost Gaelic poet An Doirb.

Transmitted: Thursday 2 June
Time: 22:00 – 22:30