Artair Donald was brought up on the Isle of Tiree and has been acting professionally for over 30 years.  He has performed on radio, stage, television and film.  He is known for his regular appearances on the Gaelic TV soap Machair (STV) and appearing on Rab C. Nesbitt and Eilbheas (BBC Scotland). Recent credits include Outlander and Mary Queen of Scots. In addition to broadcast, he has also been working in theatre particularly Gaelic theatre development for many years, including with Cartoon Theatre. Artair regularly leads drama workshops with Secondary and Primary schools culminating in public performances and over several years he was the Artistic Director of the Gaelic Drama Summer School run by Fèisean nan Gàidheal. Recently he has returned to making puppet videos for young people as resource material and entertainment.

“I am really looking forward to getting started on this exciting new project with Highland Culture Collective. I will be engaging with all partners to develop projects that will benefit the communities and will use my drama skills and experience to encourage and develop confidence in Gaelic usage”.