North Skye community opens its doors to Gaelic learners
The township of Flodigarry in the north end of Skye will open its doors to enthusiastic learners of Gaelic this summer as part of an outreach project with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI.
From the 13th’ 17th June people wishing to improve their spoken Gaelic will have the opportunity to meet and converse with local Gaelic speakers from Flodigarry in a five-day programme of cultural and community based activities.
This will include daily tours of the area with visits to museums and sights of special historical interest and a look at the traditions and current practices of the local crofting community. Gaelic poet and writer, Maoilios Campbell, will lead workshops in creative writing, poetry and the short story, along with a study of the local dialect. There will also be the opportunity to learn from locals with specialist knowledge in subject such as palaeontology and the place names of North Skye.
Alasdair MacKay, Short Course Leader at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig said:’Following on from the success of last year, we are delighted to be offering this unique opportunity to students in partnership with the Flodigarry Township Trust.
‘This course is ideal for anyone wishing to reach fluency in Gaelic who may have, for one reason or another, reached a plateau and would like the chance to speak Gaelic in a natural, day to day, manner. It is an invaluable opportunity for learners to spend time within a traditional Gaelic speaking community in one of the most beautiful places in Scotland.’
The cost of the five-day programme in Flodigarry is £160.