Gaelic of­fi­cer ar­rives from Rhode Is­land

The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

CEÒLAS has em­ployed a new of­fi­cer who will help to grow Gaelic in Uist. Liam Alastair Crouse, from Rhode Is­land, started in post at the be­gin­ning of April.

The new po­si­tion, which lasts three years, will in­crease Ceòlas’ Gaelic pres­ence online, as well as en­cour­ag­ing Gaelic us­age within lo­cal busi­nesses. The post re­ceived fund­ing from LEADER, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, HIE and CnES.

The of­fi­cer will aim to take ad­van­tage of Uist’s cul­tural and lin­guis­tic re­sources, broad­cast­ing them to new au­di­ences in a way that con­trib­utes to the lo­cal econ­omy.

As part of the work, new ser­vices will be of­fered to Uist-based com­pa­nies and com­mu­nity groups that mar­ket the is­land’s unique her­itage.

Liam Alastair Crouse from Rhode Is­land.

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