Gathering is up for top award
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’.