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.’