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Mountain Festival Gaelic Taster Session (11.00 – 13.00)

START: 21 February 2014
END: 21 February 2014
COST: £10

As part of this year’s Fort William Mountain Festival, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is running two taster sessions looking at the Gaelic placenames that feature in much of the Highlands and Islands.  Leading these sessions is renowned broadcaster, photographer and historian Cailean MacLean who is no stranger to Scotland’s outdoors.  Raised in Uist with connections to the Island of Raasay and now many years resident in Skye, Gaelic-speaking Cailean has a wealth of knowledge about the history and culture of the Highlands and Islands.  As a man of many talents, Cailean MacLean has spent much of his time walking in the hills and around remote places taking photos and notes for his many publications.

This is a unique opportunity to meet with a true Highland naturalist who has a passion for the culture and beauty of Scotland.  In the session, Cailean will give an insight into the many Gaelic names that dominate the Highland landscape of Scotland as well as the language and culture that named these inspiring mountains.

A knowledge of Gaelic is not required to attend the sessions but as places are limited it is recommended to book in advance.  The sessions will take place in Room G5, at West Highland College UHI, Fort William.  Further information about the Festival can be found here.

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