High­lands

The Oban Times - - Districts -

FUN-FILLED read­ing and singing ses­sions were of­fered to chil­dren un­der five as part of a na­tional part­ner­ship to help them en­gage with Gaelic. Leugh ’s Seinn le Linda is or­gan­ised by An Lòchran and the Gaelic Books Coun­cil pro­vid­ing new ways for young­sters to learn and en­joy the lan­guage.

Ses­sions took place in Fàs Mòr, the Gaelic Child Care Cen­tre, Sleat Pri­mary School, the Sgoil Araidh in Portree Pri­mary School, Fort Wil­liam and In­ver­ness the ses­sions are led by the Gaelic Books Coun­cil’s Young Read­ing Am­bas­sador and well-known singer and TV pre­sen­ter Ms Linda MacLeod.

Ms Shona Mas­son, An Lòchran Arts and Cul­ture Devel­op­ment Of­fi­cer said: ‘It has been fan­tas­tic to take Leugh ’ s Seinn to schools, nurs­eries and com­mu­nity groups across the High­lands on our first tour. The chil­dren have had lots of fun read­ing and singing in Gaelic, and we are very grate­ful to fun­ders Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Tas­gadh, as well as all the schools, com­mu­nity groups and High­land Coun­cil’s Gaelic Team for help­ing us to ar­range the Tour.’

Coun­cil­lor Hamish Fraser, chair­per­son of the High­land Coun­cil’s Gaelic Im­ple­men­ta­tion Group said: ‘It is im­por­tant that young chil­dren have the op­por­tu­nity to en­gage with Gaelic in fun and in­no­va­tive ways. This is an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of how this is be­ing achieved, and I wish to thank the or­gan­is­ers of the event and hope that it can be rolled out to other ar­eas in the High­lands.’

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