Lauren Mayberry
Image caption Chvrches’ singer Lauren Mayberry was the first voice to be heard on the channel

The new BBC Scotland channel has broadcast for the first time.

A specially-commissioned short film featuring Scottish band Chvrches and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra opened proceedings.

Chvrches’ singer Lauren Mayberry was the first voice to be heard on the channel, performing the band’s song Miracle accompanied by images of Scottish people, places and landscapes.

The channel will feature hundreds of hours of newly-commissioned programmes.

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A stunning performance by @CHVRCHES & @BBCSSO celebrates modern Scotland and the launch of the new BBC Scotland channel.

Watch the full performance here https://t.co/DaOKuVaXTFpic.twitter.com/TqJWlk8Y6u

— BBC Scotland (@BBCScotland) February 24, 2019

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BBC Scotland Director Donalda MacKinnon predicted the new television channel would be a success over time.

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