He has worked on major television and film productions both in the UK and abroad for BBC Scotland.
His main credits include:-
The Justice Game I & II 1988/89
The Dark Side of the Sun 1983
The Celts 1985/86
The Treachery Game 1980
Sutherland's Law 1973
King's Royal 1981/82
Clay Smeddum & Greenden 1975
The Story of a Recluse 1987 (video clips)
The White Bird Passes 1979
Willie Rough 1976
BAFTA Craft Awards 1989
A Wholly Healthy Glasgow 1987
Design Renaissance International Conference 1993
After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1967 Alex Gourlay spent the first twenty years of his career as a production designer with BBC Television working on a complete range of programmes both on location and in studio from light entertainment, music and arts and documentaries to comedy and drama.
From 1989 he was Senior Television Designer at BBC Scotland then becoming Head of Design in 1993, managing a department of some 100 staff in scenic design, graphics, costume, make-up and scenic services.
Since leaving the BBC in April 1995 he has helped set up two companies, Propworks Ltd., and Soundstage (Scotland) Ltd.,-the first as a provider of props., scenery and visual effects equipment for the film, television and advertising industries as well as consultancy on all aspects of production design and the latter providing a large, sound-proofed, drive-in studio hosting such T.V. and film procuctions as Rab C. Nesbit, The Crow Road, and Acid House
Now lives in Port Appin, Argyll and in the Corbieres,S.France working as a free-lance artist and designer.