The Oban Times - - Districts -

A WELL-KNOWN tra­di­tional Gaelic singer vis­ited Is­lay and Jura pri­mary schools to teach pupils about the Gaelic lan­guage.

Linda MacLeod vis­ited five schools to teach the chil­dren lo­cal place names through songs.

The visit was part of the arts, ed­u­ca­tion and lan­guage Fèis­goil pro­gramme which draws on the Go! Gaelic ini­tia­tive that aims to pro­vide teach­ers with the knowl­edge to bring Gaelic into the class­room.

Linda at­tended Port Char­lotte, Bow­more, Port Ellen and Keills pri­mary schools on Is­lay and Small Isles Pri­mary School on Jura over four days.

Port Char­lotte class teacher Maggie MacLel­lan said the pro­gramme was ‘a bril­liant op­por­tu­nity’, adding: ‘The great thing is we don’t have to go any­where, which costs a for­tune.’

Don­ald W Mor­ri­son, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Stòr­lann Naiseanta na Gàidhlig, which cre­ated the Go! Gaelic pro­gramme, said this work by Fèis­goil was ‘an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of how Gaelic or­gan­i­sa­tions can work to­gether for the fur­ther­ance and pro­mo­tion of Gaelic ac­qui­si­tion in Scot­land’.

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