Donalda MacKinnon has been appointed boss of the BBC’s Scottish operations.
MacKinnon’s appointment marks the first time a female exec has run BBC Scotland.
She is credited with helping to bring series including Mrs Brown’s Boys, Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart, Trust me I’m a Doctor and kids drama series Katie Morag to the BBC.
She will now oversee all local commissioning and production across TV, online and radio. She said today: “The new Charter offers great opportunities – and a few challenges – as we aim to make great content that reflects Scotland’s diversity and distinctiveness for audiences here, across the UK and the world.”
Tony Hall, BBC director general, said: “I’m confident that BBC Scotland will continue its creative success under her leadership and will get even better at representing life in Scotland.”
Former BBC Scotland boss MacQuarrie said: “Donalda has an excellent track record in bringing a wide range of engaging programmes to our audiences and I know she’ll continue to work with the BBC Scotland staff and the independent production community to build on that.”