Murdo MacLeod

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Murdo MacLeod was a Gaelic producer at the BBC from 1943 to 1945, though had been broadcasting for many years before.


Murdo MacLeod was born in Lewis and educated at the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway, and Glasgow University, where he specialised in Celtic.

From 1928 he taught in various Glasgow schools, and spent a year in Canada under the Overseas Teachers' Exchange scheme.

He was honorary secretary of the Glasgow branch of An Comunn Gaidhealach.

BBC appointment

MacLeod was appointed as assistant to Hugh Macphee in the Gaelic section at Broadcasting House, Glasgow in September 1943. However, for some years prior, he had taken part in Gaelic broadcasting and had been a regular compiler and reader of the Gaeiic news.[1]

It August 1945 it was announced that MacLeod had resigned his post and was returning to teaching.[2]


  1. 'BBC appointment', Glasgow Herald, 10 September 1943, 3.
  2. 'Music department of the BBC', Glasgow Herald, 7 August 1945, 4.