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Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture 2016

Ian MacDonald will give this year’s Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, entitled “Sorley MacLean, Looking back”.

The annual lecture was established four years ago by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Urras an Eilein (the Island Trust) – two organisations which Sir Iain helped to establish and with which he enjoyed enduring ties during his lifetime – to honour the work and achievements of Sir Iain, especially with regard to the college, the island and the Gaelic language.

It was through the vision and efforts of Sir Iain that Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI was established in 1973. The college is now part of the University of the Highlands and Islands and offers courses in various subjects at under-graduate and post-graduate level all through the medium of Gaelic. Sir Iain was a successful merchant banker and businessman, but is, perhaps best remembered in the Highlands for his continued and proactive support of Gaelic.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday the 09th of November at 7.30pm in Talla Dhonaidh Chaimbeil, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. All are welcome and entry is free. The lecture will be given in Gaelic, and simultaneous translation will be provided for those without Gaelic. The evening will include music and refreshments afterwards.

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