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purpleTV Director Margot McCuaig

Margot McCuaig

Director

@MargotMcCuaig "one of the world's best sports documentary-makers" Herald, 02.12.18
 
purpleTV company director and owner Margot McCuaig is also the director, producer and writer of the following purpleTV films:

 
Jock Stein, which won the RTS Scotland award for best sport programme.
 
Gothenburg '83, which was nominated by RTS Scotland in the best sport programme category.
 
A documentary about the incredible pioneers of women's football in Scotland, Honeyballers.
 
Tartan Pride, a film about the emotional, cultural and historical impact of the Scotland v England football fixture. The film was nominated for Best Sport Programme by RTS Scotland in 2016.
 
A film about Jim Baxter, the iconic Scottish footballer who tragically died in 2001. The film won the RTS Scotland Award for Best Sport Programme in 2016.
 
The Famous Five, a factual entertainment documentary about the revered Hibernian FC forward-line of the 1950s.
 
A feature-length documentary film about the legendary Scottish footballer, Jimmy Johnstone, who died in 2006, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. The film was nominated for a Bronze Torc for Excellence at the Celtic Media Festival in 2017.
 
Tannadice 87, a factual documentary film, charts this phenomenal season told via the testimony of those closely involved.
 
Third Lanark, a moving story about the rise and fall of a Scottish cultural institution and how impacted on its local community.
 
The feature-length film Tommy Burns, a story told from the point of view of his four children, ten years on from his death from cancer at just 51 years old.
 
Steelmen, the bittersweet story of a Scottish town embracing joy in 1991 following Motherwell FC's Scottish Cup win, set against the backdrop of the closure of the local steelworks, Ravenscraig. The film will be broadcast in early 2019.
 
Margot is currently in development with a feature-length documentary about the legendary Scottish feminist icon, Rose Reilly. 
 
Margot was Managing Director of Scottish independent producer mneTV from 2009 to 2017.
 
She is a member of the Scottish Government Working Group on Women in Scottish Sport.
 
Margot’s debut novel The Birds That Never Flew was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize and longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2014. She is on the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature database. She recently completed her second novel, The Road End, and is currently writing her third.

 
She is a Mentor for the hugely successful Womentoring Project, a project offering free mentoring by professional literary women to talented up and coming female writers who would otherwise find it difficult to access similar opportunities.
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