Donalda MacKinnon

Donalda MacKinnon, Director of BBC Scotland, received a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Scottish media, her cultural contribution to Glasgow and support of MA TV Fiction Writing students.

Donalda is responsible for 13 BBC centres across the country, with more than 1000 staff. At the request of the Director-General of the BBC, Donalda sponsors work to advance career progression for women and improve workplace culture.

Her report – Making the BBC a Great Workplace for Women - was published in 2018 and its 30-plus recommendations were endorsed by the BBC Board. She works with colleagues across the BBC to ensure that they are implemented effectively.

From the writers of tomorrow, being nurtured here, to the journalists and media production specialists of the future, I foresee that the relationship between our two great institutions will continue to grow and to flourish for many years to come.

Donalda MacKinnon
Director of BBC Scotland