Alan Mackay’s CV
Alan Mackay spent over 25 years at BBC Scotland where he earned a reputation as one of the country’s leading television journalists.
Born in Edinburgh he attended George Watson’s College, studying at Edinburgh University and the Centre for Journalism Studies, Cardiff. His early years in broadcasting were as a radio reporter in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Dundee.
In television he went on to cover many major news stories including the period of industrial unrest in the 1980’s and the campaign for a Scottish Parliament.
Awarded 'TV Broadcaster of the Year' in 1996 he led camera crews to Europe, USA, China and the Far East, North Africa and Latin America.
He recounted the remarkable stories of war veterans as he accompanied them during return visits to The Somme, El Alamein, Normandy and Bridge over the River Kwai but he was equally at home in sport and show-business.
Now running his own consultancy, his extensive knowledge of Scotland and an unrivalled contacts list each help to build important relationships for clients of Alan Mackay Media with key media figures.
Alan Mackay lives in Dunblane with his wife, the television producer Ishbel Maclean and their son Donald. Away from work he enjoys classical music and golfing at home and in Arran.