Sabhal Mòr Ostaig was this week visited by the Consul General of Ireland, Cliona Manahan during her tour of the Isle of Skye. The Consul General met with the College Director, Prof Norman Gillies and colleagues where she was able to gain an insight into the work of the College. In visiting the Isle of Skye, she was aiming to gain a better understanding of the island’s cultural position and activity through meeting with and speaking to local people of all ages and backgrounds.

As well as Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in the south of Skye, the Consul General visited a variety of places during the three day visit including Dunvegan Castle, Minginish, the Colbost Croft Museum and Portree where she was met and entertained by local traditional musicians. Following the trip she commented:
“I had a constructive and interesting first visit to the College and am looking forward to close working relations with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig during the course of my posting in Scotland. Throughout the visit to Skye; I have been overwhelmed by the beauty of the island, and by the warmth of the people that I met.”