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Lindsay Mitchell

Name: Lindsay Mitchell


Where are you from?
I was born in Fife, but was brought up in Lewis, so I would say I am from Lewis!


Why did you come to study at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig?
I wanted to learn Gaelic, and in my opinion, there is no better place to learn the language!  At the time, a new course had started in Gaelic music, and I wanted to be involved in that.  I had heard Christine Primrose, the Gaelic song tutor on the course, singing and I wanted to work with and learn from her.

What was it like to be living at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and on the Isle of Skye?
I really enjoyed being at the College and to be living there.  We had a lot of fun, and it was especially good for improving and developing my Gaelic, especially in my first year.  We used to sing songs, play tunes or go out together.  There is a nice, friendly sense of community at the College.


What course did you study? 
BA Gaelic and Traditional Music


Why did you choose this course?
I really enjoy traditional music.  When I started at Sabhal Mòr, the traditional music course had just started, and I was the first student ever to be on the course.  I chose this course as I wanted to develop my singing skills and I also wanted to learn more about our culture and heritage.


What was the best thing about the course you were on or about Sabhal Mòr Ostaig?
I met lots of talented and nice people while I was at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, and I met my wonderful friends there.  I also got the opportunity to be involved in different fèisean and events over the years from being on the music course.  But the best thing was that I was lucky enough to be working and learning from musicians such as Christine Primrose.

What hobbies did you have while you were at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig?
We used to sing together nearly every night, and I really enjoyed the music sessions we had every week too.

What are you doing now?
I am a Gaelic teacher in Greenfaulds High School in Cumbernauld, and I am really enjoying it.