Monday, 20 February 2012

BBC Alba - Saturday 25 February – Friday 2 March 2012

Title: Pro 12 Live Rugby - Glasgow V Leinster
Live rugby action from the RaboDirect Pro12 competition as Glasgow Warriors host Leinster at Firhill Stadium.

The last league meeting between the sides was in September when Glasgow triumphed 23-19 at RDS Arena.

Kick-off is at 6.00pm, with commentary from Hugh Dan MacLennan and Eilidh Barbour providing trackside analysis.

Transmitted: Saturday 25 February
Time: 5.55 – 7.50pm

Title: Trusadh: Papers in the New World
The newspaper industry has seen many changes in recent years. In the past five years alone, sales of newspapers on a national level have fallen by 30%. The expansion of television to a multi-channel world offering 24/7 news, and the impact of the internet and new technology have all changed the way that we consume news.

How though have local newspapers been affected, and what lies ahead for the industry as a whole? Local Western Isles journalist, Murray MacLeod, finds out more.

We hear from other journalists, and visit the Skye based West Highland Free Press, who recently became the UK's first employee owned newspaper. Is this a model that would work for others? In Uist, local newspaper, Am Pàipear, has twice been named Community Newspaper of the Year for the Highlands and Islands recently. What is the secret of its success?

Transmitted: Monday 27 February
Time: 9.00 – 9.55pm

Title: Eorpa/European Current Affairs
Another edition of Eorpa, reporting on the most interesting stories from around Europe.

Transmitted: Wednesday 29 February
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Murtairean - Gun Ainm
The story of two very different murders in Aberdeen - both still unsolved.

Transmitted: Thursday 1 March
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Pro 12 Live Rugby – Ospreys v Glasgow
Live rugby action as Glasgow Warriors travel to Wales to face Ospreys in the RaboDirect Pro 12 competition.

The sides’ last meeting on Pro12 business was at Firhill in October when Warriors enjoyed a 28-17 win, with 23 of those points coming from the boot of stand-off Duncan Weir.

Kick-off is at 7.05pm, with commentary from Hugh Dan MacLennan and Eilidh Barbour providing trackside analysis.

Transmitted: Friday 2 March
Time: 7.00 – 8.55pm

Title: Alba -1988
Experience some of the stories hitting the headlines in 1988 through archive footage and the year's chart hits: the Lockerbie disaster, Piper Alpha and gold discovered in Tyndrum. The year's chart hits include Kylie Minogue's I Should Be So Lucky, Yazz's The Only Way Is Up and Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses.
Transmitted: Friday 2 March
Time: 9.30 – 10.00pm