Gaelic Gathering reaches national final

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Published Date: 

1 Nov 2016 - 16:17

Argyll and Bute Council's first ever dedicated Gaelic Gathering  has been selected as a finalist in this year's Scottish Gaelic Awards, organised by the Daily Record and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

These awards celebrate all aspects of Gaelic culture, education and language, highlighting the excellent work undertaken to maintain growth and heritage.

The Argyll and Bute Gaelic Gathering took place in Oban earlier this year and marked a huge milestone in the future of the language. Over 70 people attended and the event provided an excellent platform for networking and developing Gaelic in our communities, in our schools and amongst our businesses.

Commenting on the awards, the Council’s Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie, said: “I am delighted that we have reached the final of the Scottish Gaelic Awards. This is a wonderful achievement and one which we are very proud of.

“The Gaelic Gathering was a very worthwhile initiative which enabled various agencies to come together and work in partnership to help keep the language alive.

“The event marked an important milestone in the future of Gaelic in Argyll and Bute and has enabled us to work collectively to raise the profile of the language. To have our hard work recognised at these prestigious awards is extremely rewarding.”

The Scottish Gaelic Awards will take place in the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, on Wednesday 16th November.