Gather­ing is up for top award

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

AR­GYLL’S first 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 work un­der­taken to main­tain growth and her­itage.

The Ar­gyll and Bute Gaelic Gather­ing took place in Oban ear­lier this year and marked a mile­stone in the fu­ture of the lan­guage. More than 70 peo­ple at­tended and the event pro­vided a plat­form for net­work­ing and de­vel­op­ing Gaelic in com­mu­ni­ties, in schools and among busi­nesses.

Com­ment­ing on the awards, Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil­lor Robin Cur­rie said: ‘I am de­lighted 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 to work in part­ner­ship to 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 Novem­ber 16.

Robin Cur­rie: ‘de­lighted’.

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