BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
Emma Lamont is the ‘young’ voice of BBC Radio nan Gaidheal and has been since she joined the team a decade ago. Emma has seen the programme extend from the radio studio to TV screen on BBC ALBA. Her love of the microphone, however started long before she started working on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal ‘s flagship music show Rapal. She began singing aged five and competed at National and local Mods until she was eighteen, returning to competing in 2016. She left her home in North Uist aged sixteen when she was offered a place in the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music based in Plockton, an experience that intensified her passion for singing but also helped her discover her love of presenting.
As well as bringing her warm and bubbly personality to Rapal each night, she has used her voice across all aspects of BBC Radio nan Gàidheal ‘s schedule. She is a regular presenter on the Annual BBC Children In Need Ceilidh, and shares her words of wisdom on all things ‘music’ across BBC Radio nan Gàidheal ‘s speech output.
As one of the recognised ‘BBC Radio nan Gàidheal’ personalities Emma played a huge part in the Sport Relief appeal, cycling 85 miles all in one day, appearing on the airwaves and various programmes with updates along the way.
Her passion for music is all embracing, delighting her nightly audience and continuously discovering new musical talent.